He bowled it wide outside the off stump and Bairstow went for it. Murali Vijay opens his account with a single. Before this, India have won Tests at The Oval 1971 , Lord's and Leeds 1986 , Leeds 2002 , Nottingham 2007 and Lord's 2014. Joe Root runs in joy, the English team is ecstatic as they take a 1-0 lead in the series. India fought their way back into the game, thanks to Ravichandran Ashwin's four-wicket haul.
We definitely need to apply ourselves better with the bat, but England came back superbly and we need to take the positives and move forward. There is no doubt that Cheteshwar Pujara is a key member of this Indian outfit in whites but his sketchy form outside of the subcontinent has time and time again hampered his progress. He plays a good drive towards mid-wicket. India also have a couple of crucial calls to make in the batting department. Cook departs for 0 and that will also be the end of the day here.
England came very close to win the match, but Kohli and Jadeja played out the last overs to calm the nerves in the Indian dressing room. Live Updates: Dinesh Karthik drops one now, a proper edge and Karthik dives to is right but the ball hits his palm and goes down. Glad to be a part of such an exciting Test match; there were a couple of moments when we came back. This is why Test cricket is this special - it throws up so many things through the day and we did a good job in staying calm. James Anderson and Stuart Broad have a total of 67 wickets here. The boundary shot too was just one bounce over the fence. A well-disguised googly by the leggie.
The ball took a thick edge off Jennings and the ball dropped directly on the wickets. Given the importance of this series, we have arranged live streaming of the test series for you. But he misjudged the length and could only watch as the ball crashed into his stumps. Out of the 4,531 runs that he has scored in Tests, only 21. Until then, goodbye and goodnight! Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami will be supported by all-rounder Hardik Pandya. That's Stumps on Day 1 of the 1st Test. But if India had held onto their catches, they could well have dismissed England today! The ball nips back in sharply after pitching and hits Malan little above his knee-roll.
A maiden Test fifty from Sam Curran! At stumps, Sam Curran was batting on 24 with James Anderson for company. Brilliant competition at the moment between both champions. Vijay walks down the ground and sends it to the long-onf fence off Ansari. That was a fantastic piece of fielding effort from the England vice-captain. Ben Stokes to Hardik Pandya. India will get a crack at England now and they will be hoping to pick some quick wickets! Jonny Bairstow slaps it away for a four.
Looking to bring the ball into the left-hander Curran from round the wicket. In 6 innings in England, Karthik has scored 263 runs, including three fifties, playing a crucial role in the outcome. I just try to take it like another game, but it is quite hard with the Barmy Army chanting out there, but I look to take it all in and am trying to learn in only my second game. Ball races through the cover region for four. Unfazed at the calls, the right-hander went on with his calculative stroke play hitting five fours and a six. This is why Test cricket is special - it throws up so many things through the day and we did a good job in staying calm. Shikhar Dhawan 13 , too, followed him soon leaving India with 22-2 on the board.
Virat Kohli's impressive effort was surely the turning point in the game. It has been a fantastic team performance despite the ups and downs the credit must go to the bowling unit. Poor bowling from Mishra, 14 runs from his 13th over. To counter them, England will depend on their pace bowlers who will look to exploit the home conditions to the fullest. But the hero for today is Ravichandran Ashwin, who was doubted for his skills in England.
That's a big, big breakthrough for India. It was the 63rd over of the innings when Virat Kohli's direct throw ran out Root as he tried to come back for non-existent double. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Stokes reverse sweeps Mishra for a four. Malan takes a review but replays suggest umpire's call and he has to depart. India's hopes are now pinned on Hardik Pandya.
There is a lot to learn from the lower order in the first innings, Ishant and Umesh got stuck in the middle. The ball nips back in sharply after pitching and hits Malan little above his knee-roll. That boundary also brought up his 1000 Test runs in India. De ja vu for Cook, similar to his dismissal in the first innings. Just the 1 run from the over. Rajkot cheering each and every shot of the local boy. For the first Test which will be England's 1000th, the hosts have picked two young batsmen in Keaton Jennings and Dawid Malan — both will be desperate to justify their captain's faith in them.