Thursday 13 December 2018

England's Indian Test on knife-edge


Anderson: “It’s a really exciting place to be.
Anderson: “It’s a really exciting place to be." Picture credit: Pat Murphy / Sportsfile Sportsdesk

The outcome of England's 1,000th Test was on a knife-edge after they and India traded memorable blows on a compelling third day at Edgbaston.

Sam Curran's maiden Test half-century bailed England out from 87-7 to a second-innings 180 all out, after Ishant Sharma (5-51) had taken three wickets in an over either side of lunch.

Then as India set out in pursuit of 194 to go 1-0 up in this series, Stuart Broad saw off both openers before the tourists' lynchpin captain Virat Kohli once more refused to give way in a close-of-play 110-5.

"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," fast bowler James Anderson said.

"It's a really exciting place to be, So we'll go to bed dreaming about getting Kohli out first thing."

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