Joe Root reaches record England milestone as India fight back after lunch

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He got a couple of reprieves early in his innings but his intent to scrap it out under overcast conditions with an incisive Sam Curran (4/74), wily James Anderson (2/41) and relentless Ben Stokes (2/73) asking probing questions, stood out.

Ashwin (4/60) registered his best figures in Test cricket across South Africa, England and Australia as India reduced England to 285 for nine on day one on Wednesday.

As for relations between Root and Bairstow, Jennings confirmed no hard feelings - despite the former's obvious annoyance at losing his wicket through little fault of his own, again short of an elusive 14th Test hundred.

Wicket-keeper Bairstow played the ball to midwicket for a single and then set off for what always looked a tight second, with Root comfortably run out by Kohli´s agile direct hit on the turn to end a 156-ball innings including nine fours. That dismissal changed momentum of the innings with England collapsing thereafter. If they are able to pitch it up consistently, England are still in this because India's top three are seriously undercooked.

In the morning, Curran had taken three wickets in the space of eight balls to reduce India to 76-3 at lunch.

Kohli, who is leading India for the first time in a bilateral series against England in England, hasn't been that impressive while playing on English soil. But Virat Kohli is a cricketer who often gets caught up in the moment, and he did not hold back with his celebrations. Ashwin is on brink of another five-wicket haul.

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Till tea break, England was at 163/3 with Jonny Bairstow playing at 27 and skipper Joe Root at 65. Jennings was the first to go, but in an odd manner. There were many unplayable balls inbetween, but Kohli did not play a shot in anger, underlining his intention to bat as long as possible.

His dismissal gave England a slim 13-run first-innings lead after they bowled out the visitors for 274. Meanwhile, at the other end, Anderson twice had Ishant Sharma given lbw but on both occasions saw the on-field decision overturned on review.

"I wanted to just keep doing my job and then see what happens to the rest of the stuff in my life".

India got off to a flier.

Root, meanwhile, dropped anchor and ate up a lot more deliveries against the Indian pacers. Later, he brought up his 18th Test half-century off 100 balls. Root also became the quickest batsman to 6,000 Test runs in terms of time from his debut when he reached the landmark.

Root reached the landmark - in England's 1,000th Test - when he reached 43 after lunch on the first day.

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