India vs England 2018 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: England won the toss and elected to bat against India in the first Test of the five-match series at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday. England had a decent start with both Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings seeing of the Indian pacers-Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. Also Read - How About a Re-Run of Game of Thrones?: Ravichandran Ashwin
However, Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been included as the lone spinner in the playing XI, got the price wicket of Cook in the second over of his spell on the peach of a delivery. READ HERE FOR LIVE UPDATES Also Read - Former England Captain Alastair Cook Gives Thumbs Down For Shortened County Cricket Championship
Cook, after scoring 13 off 26 balls, got bowled to the off-spinner’s dream delivery. Pitched on middle and off, the Ashwin delivery went past the outside edge of the left-handed batsman and hit the top of the off stump. Also Read - Ravichandran Ashwin Uses 'Mankad' Moment Reference to Ask People to Stay Indoors During 21-Day Lockdown Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
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This was the eighth time that Cook was dismissed by Ashwin in Test cricket. The former England captain is second on the list of batsmen being out the maximum number of times by Ashwin. David Warner has been dismissed nine times by the ace Indian off-spinner.
Earlier, England captain Joe Root won the toss and had no hesitation to bat in overcast conditions at the historic Edgbaston Ground. India have dropped Cheteshwar Pujara in the Playing XI and have included Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul.
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