India vs England 1st Test Birmingham Live Score: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday released Moeen Ali and James Porter from the 13-man Test side for the opening game to take part in this week’s domestic T20 matches for their respective counties, according to reports. Also Read - Sport Could Play a Huge Role in Uplifting World and People's Perspective: Eoin Morgan
Off-spinner Moeen, who plays for Worcestershire was overlooked over leg-spinner Adil Rashid when the England management named the playing XI for the ongoing first of the five-match Test rubber here. Also Read - Tony Lewis, One of the Inventors of Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method, Dies Aged 78
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Moeen will now play in two back-to-back games — against Durham at home on Friday and away to Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
Porter, on the other hand, will return to the Essex side for two consecutive games against Kent at Canterbury on Thursday and at Taunton against Somerset on Friday.
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India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Meanwhile, it was again a session dominated by the hosts after India made early inroads. Root on 65* is looking set for another ton along with his Yorkshire mate Bairstow, who is on 27*.
AT TEA. ENG: 163/3 in 54 overs