The heartbreaking loss for Team India in the 1st Test by a small margin of 31 runs.
England register win in their 1000 Test Match to take the lead by 1-0 in five-match Test Series
The test cricket once again proved that why it is still the best form of the gentleman’s game. Two top teams India and England deliver’s the great 4-day show for the spectators and the cricket lovers around the world.
3 areas in which England played better cricket than India
Multiple batman performed in England, India has only Virat Kohli.
The batting of both side certainly struggled throughout the course of the game. However, England had batsmen like Joe Root, Jonny Bristow, and young Sam Curran, who step up in the crucial stages of the match. But India had only one Warrior in the name of Virat Kohli, who scored 200 runs out of India’s total of 436 in both innings.
England bowlers slightly better than Indian bowlers
England bowlers have toppled Indian bowlers in a bit neck on neck contest. Home side bowlers are more consistent with their line and length. I hardly saw any glance from Indian batsman to the fine leg. Indian bowlers bowled well, but they are less discipline in comparison of English bowlers.
Root captained his side better in comparison to Virat Kohli
England captain Joe Root has used his bowlers in a perfect manner. The introduction of Ben Stokes is spot on as he removed Ajinkya Rahane and Dinesh Karthik in a quick succession. Root also intelligently used Anderson and Rashid for the tailenders. Whereas, Kohli was also good in captaincy especially his decision of giving the ball to R Ashwin in first 10 overs of the 1st innings. Even though he disappointed in the bowling change during 2nd innings. Kohli overburdens Ashwin in the 2nd session of 3rd Day.
He would have used Mohammad Shami in place of Ashwin after the home side reduced to 86/7in their 2nd inning.
ENG 287, 180
IND 274, 162-all out (54.2 Ovs)
Note: Sam Curran declared Player of the match
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 2018