England beat India by 31 runs to take 1-0 lead

Virat Kohli celebrates his sublime hundred

Virat Kohli single-handedly rescued India with a sublime hundred Credit getty images

Writing on his Instagram account, he said: "One criticism for Virat Kohli is that he should give a consistent run to his batters & more time before dropping them".

Ben Stokes led the way on Saturday with a haul of four for 40 that included the prize scalp of India captain Virat Kohli for 51 after the star batsman had made 149, his maiden Test century in England, in the tourists' first innings.

"I've been encouraged by the way I've bowled at him in this game", said Anderson, who had Kohli dropped on 21 in the first innings. Glad to be part of such an exciting Test. They had been asleep until then, probably because they thought, "Here we go again, another England collapse". But England were relentless.

While bringing Pujara back is one of the options, the Indian middle-order also needs to work on a few things if they have to stay competitive in the series. Our shot selection could have been better.

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"I couldn't be prouder of that. There was a bit of chat before the series started but once we got out there it was about playing as well as we possibly can with the guys we've got".

"Obviously it's something we would have liked to have not been happening", said Bayliss.

Bayliss also played down fears that such a high-profile case running in parallel to a Test could prove a distraction to his players, and he pointed to the absence of Stokes during the winter Ashes series as guiding this view. Second-best to Adelaide. One that I'll remember. If we had won, it would have been No. 1. "He always wants to do something special for team India".

"We've just got to give it everything we've got in the morning for the first 15-20 overs - leave absolutely nothing out there. It's my favourite. There's nothing better than testing yourself against top quality for five days".

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Kohli faced more balls in this Test, than all the matches in 2014 tour (288). In 26 runs opening partnership was broken.

Ashwin has often been criticised for his lack of success overseas.

"You wouldn't have known there was anything coming up". Genuinely, I am not trying to snub you, I haven't read anything at all. The good news is he strikes me as someone who's willing to look honestly at his own game, and has the desire to improve.

The very next ball saw Stokes find a similar edge from Hardik and Alastair Cook dropped a straightforward opportunity at first slip. I do think he [Kohli] should take some of the responsibility for the loss, though. "These are not conditions that are extremely suitable or tailor-made for a spinner, so I would like to take confidence out of this game and try and move ahead and build on this". So when asked what the biggest takeaway for India was in in the post-match presentation, India's captain said, "Application".

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