England wins toss and bats vs India in 1st of 5 tests

Introductory images of the 22 yards at Edgbaston show a decent smattering of green which is generally par for the course here

Kohli's contribution is the second highest for any India captain in a completed Test innings and also the second highest for any visiting captain in an innings in England.

The first of three wickets to fall for eight runs as he side slipped 3-216, Root's misfortune was accompanied by a full-house "send-off" from his opposite number Virat Kohli.

Kohli's last trip to England was not a success.

In their second innings, England lost Alastair Cook to the day's final ball as they closed on 9-1.

Jennings left after the lunch break scoring 42 runs. Kohli survived an arduous spell by James Anderson and Ben Stokes to hold the Indian innings together.

That record extends to two hundreds out of 16 50 or higher scores since taking the captaincy, in which time several England batsmen have suffered the same issue.

R Ashwin (4-62) opened the bowling in the morning but couldn't get his fifth wicket, instead finishing with his best haul in Test cricket across South Africa, England and Australia.

He brought up his century off 172 balls, his 22nd in Test cricket and his fourth against England.

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England's Sam Curran took three wickets in quick succession as India suffered a dramatic top-order collapse in the first Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.

India needed just 10 balls to wrap up the hosts' first innings - Sam Curran falling for his overnight 24 after edging Mohammad Shami to wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, to leave England all out for 287. It wasn't ideal losing Cookie at the end - that ball will get most players out - but we bowled them out below our total and it's going to be a great Test match.

The confident start nearly threatened to unravel in the afternoon before Root and Jonny Bairstow steadied the ship with a 104-run partnership for the fourth wicket.

Kohli came into this five-match series under considerable pressure.

His contest with Broad reflected that with the England man conceding just 5 runs off 15 balls for one dismissal - caught by Cook at first slip in the second Test.

It was nearly an easy-going partnership for the opening duo as they brought up 50 off just 70 balls before the drama began.

After getting off to a decent start with the Indian openers chalking up a half century partnership, the visitors were rocked by three swift strikes by the 20-year-old swing bowler who is playing in his only second test match.

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