Centurion Kohli leads India recovery before England lose Cook

Alastair Cook is bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin for 13

Alastair Cook is bowled by Ravi Ashwin for 13

Joe Root says that he welcomes the spice that Virat Kohli's "mic-drop" celebration will add to the England-India Test series, after his dismissal to Kohli's direct-hit run-out turned the tide of England's innings on the first day at Edgbaston.

England were 285 for nine after winning the toss at stumps on the first day of the first Test against India at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

287 allout in 89.4 overs (J Root 80; R Ashwin 4/62, M Shami 3/64).

India captain Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 53 after Dawid Malan twice dropped him at second slip.

India have always been criticised for their poor close catching but England's slip cordon is not the most reliable either and, with the tourists still on 100, two chances went begging.

"It was a disappointing last session, but for the majority of the day, we played some really good cricket". It helped that Anderson and Broad bowled fuller early in their spells and didn't get the ball to move around as much as the Indian pacers did on day one. The opening batsman of India, Shikhar Dhawan along with Murli Vijay added first fifty partnership of Indian innings.

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Cook had not registered a run when Ashwin lined a ball up on middle stump, only to send it past the Englishman's bat and into off stump.

Only Cook fell in the first session, his front-foot defence defeated by a flawless off-break from Ashwin - repaying his introduction in only the seventh over, despite being India's sole spinner here, with telling drift from round the wicket before the ball turned and dislodged the off-bail.

However, Kohli's useful partnerships with the lower order including Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav shrunk England's lead - that was at one point seeming to be more than 100 - to 13 runs.

Finally, he was the last man out trying to cut Adil Rashid and got a standing ovation from the crowd.

Two balls later Curran dismissed KL Rahul for four via an ugly flat-bat drag-on.

Stokes then got in on the act after the break as Ajinkya Rahane edged to Keaton Jennings at third slip for 15 and Dinesh Karthik was bowled for nought.

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Just before tea, Sam Curran took his fourth wicket of the innings by trapping Hardik Pandya lbw for 22.

Initially it looked like they could be set for a long, hard day in the field, with India's openers reaching 50 without a scare.

The duo then put on 48 runs for the sixth wicket as India looked to rebuild.

That was when Sam Curren was thrown the ball and in the spate of eight deliveries the left-arm pace ace got three wickets.

Kohli's top score in 10 test innings in India's five-match series in England in 2014 was 39.

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