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England beat India by 31 runs to win its 1,000th test

England won its 1000th Test as they beat India by 31 runs in their first of the five-game series at Edgbaston on Saturday

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 4, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 4, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

England won its 1000th Test as they beat India by 31 runs in their first of the five-game series at Edgbaston on Saturday

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England won its 1,000th test match as they beat India by 31 runs in the first of a five-game series in Edgbaston on Saturday.

India, starting the fourth day’s proceedings at 110/5 with Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik on the crease, needed 84 runs to win with five wickets in hand.

Karthik was the first to be dismissed as Dawid Malan caught the wicket keeper batsman at second slip after scoring 20 runs with the help of two boundaries.

Ben Stokes struck gold as he got danger-man Kohli trapped leg before after scoring 51 runs with four boundaries.

Mohammad Shami did not contribute anything to the scoreboard as he edged the ball to Jonny Bairstow from the bowling of Ben Stokes.

India were reduced to 154/9 as Ishant Sharma was trapped leg before from the bowling of Adil Rashid.

Hardik Pandya provided some late resistance with his 31-run knock but it was not enough as the whole side were bowled out for 162 runs.

Sam Curran was named player of the match for his four-wicket haul in the first innings of the match.

The second match of the series will be played in London from August 9 to 13.

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