England beat India in first Test thriller

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'What a win!' - England win first Test by 31 runs
bbc.comEngland held their nerve to complete a tense 31-run victory over India in the first Test on an enthralling fourth morning at Edgbaston.India - resuming on 110-5 in pursuit of 194 - were bowled out for 162 as tension mounted among an increasingly raucous crowd.James Anderson removed Dinesh Karthik with the sixth ball of the day before Ben Stokes produced a brilliant over to dismiss captain Virat Kohli for 51 and Mohammed Shami.
The all-rounder sealed victory by having Hardik Pandya caught at first slip to finish with 4-40.Joe Root's bowling changes paid off: Stokes struck twice in his first over and recalled leg-spinner Adil Rashid trapped Ishant Sharma in his first over.Stokes in particular bowled with aggression and intelligence, although he is set to miss the second Test at Lord's as his court case for affray begins in Bristol on Monday.While India came up short, their performance was a far cry from their dismal tour four years ago and bodes well for the remainder of what promises to be a keenly contested five-Test series.
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'That is the moment!' - Stokes traps Kohli lbw
Shades of 2005 in England win
The Ashes Test at Edgbaston in 2005, when Australia entered the fourth day needing 107 runs to win and England requiring two wickets, was mentioned several times in the build-up to the fourth day's play.As they were 13 years ago, England were cheered on by a boisterous crowd.Anderson struck in the first over, taking the shoulder of Karthik's bat and Dawid Malan - who dropped three catches in the match - holding on to a low chance at second slip.
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'Oh Jimmy, Jimmy' - Anderson makes early breakthrough
There was an intensity around England's performance as they starved Kohli of the strike.He cut a calm figure, reaching his half-century with a flick off the hip for four, but he faced only 16 of a possible 62 deliveries before his dismissal.In a celebration reminiscent of Andrew Flintoff at Edgbaston in 2005, Stokes sank to his knees even as Kohli reviewed the lbw decision from an inswinger, before Shami dangled his bat and edged to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.Rashid, brought on to bowl at the tail, pinned Ishant in front with a googly.Despite a late rally from Pandya, who made 31 and protected Umesh, Stokes found his edge before wheeling away in celebration.
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