Birmingham (United Kingdom) – India were rejected for 274 in answer to England’s first innings 287, a shortfall of 13 runs, on the second day of the principal Test at Edgbaston on Thursday.
The visitors were in risk of surrendering a first-innings lead of in excess of a hundred keeps running at 182 for eight.
In any case, India chief Virat Kohli influenced England to pay for Dawid Malan dropping him in the slips on 21 and 51 with a sublime 149 – his first Test century on English soil.
India’s last two wickets included 82 keeps running before Kohli was last man out, got at in reverse point by Stuart Broad off the knocking down some pins of leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
Sam Curran, a 20-year-old left-arm swing bowler drove England’s assault with a Test-best four wickets for 74 keeps running in 17 overs in simply his second match at this level.
This is England’s 1,000th Test and the first of a five-coordinate arrangement.