England make history, become first to play 1000 test matches

England v India – Specsavers First Test – Day One – Edgbaston

England v India – Specsavers First Test – Day One – Edgbaston

Kohli swooped on the ball and beat Root's dive at the non-striker's end with a pinpoint shy, before mimicking Root's own actions in the decisive ODI at Headingley last month, when he marked his series-winning century with a rapper-style "mic-drop" of his bat.

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. Root and Bairstow got their runs off only 138 balls as England crossed 200 in the 62nd over and were looking set for a strong total before things unravelled in the most odd fashion.

Root tried to steal a second run off Ravichandran Ashwin but Kohli ran quickly, picked up the ball and threw it in one swift motion to knock down the stumps with a direct hit. That dismissal changed momentum of the innings with England collapsing thereafter.

The return of Shami for his second spell did for Jennings (42) and ended a 72-run second-wicket stand with Root in curious circumstances. Ashwin then accounted for Stuart Broad (1), lbw too, but Anderson somehow managed to thwart his efforts for a five-wicket haul. Ashwin had a loud lbw shout against Malan which was turned down as India lost a review.

"It's human error, it happens unfortunately, but Jonny was kind enough to give me a lift into the ground this morning".

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Curran, in only his second Test, bowled intelligently to disrupt India's top order and expose their weaknesses in these conditions.

Root, meanwhile, dropped anchor and ate up a lot more deliveries against the Indian pacers.

But just as they threatened to dominate their 1,000th Test, Root was cut off in his prime - run out, short again of a 14th Test century which has eluded him for the past year.

Root did at least bag one notable career milestone, displacing Alastair Cook as his country's quickest to 6,000 Test runs when he reached 40. It resulted in him giving England two chances, one off Anderson when on 21 and another off Stokes when he'd passed his fifty. Cook looked to defend a ball aimed in towards him, however, the spin eluded the left-handed batsman, with the ball crashing into his stumps.

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