Ben Stokes traps Virat Kohli as England beat India by 31 runs

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"It is great that he is still the same enthusiastic cricketer he was as a youngster", he says before adding, "[Growing up], Sam was extremely talented but would also train really hard and competitively, particularly with his elder brothers. "Just thinking about how we're going to regroup and come back stronger in the next Test". So when asked what the biggest takeaway for India was in in the post-match presentation, India's captain said, "Application".

"This morning we spoke about showing the belief and desire that we had done in in the previous three days". We need to think how to regroup and get back for the next match.

"It sets up the series".

About getting Alastair Cook out in both the innings in Birmingham, Ashwin said: "They were both same deliveries".

He then made a dashing 63, his maiden Test fifty, to take England from a dire 87 for seven in their second innings to a total of 180 all out. It is a great time for us and hopefully we can use it going forward. So the bowlers are always in the game so yuou do expect batsmen to get a ball that has their name on it.

It was the India captain who produced the brilliant piece of fielding, with a direct-hit throw on the turn after Bairstow called an ambitious two barely to the edge of the square at midwicket. Bayliss agrees with the assertion - "if he's not the best batter, he's very close to it" - but also sees India's dependency on his runs as a weakness to exploit. "What a game! I'm still trying to soak it all in, but it was a fabulous team performance".

"Test match cricket is the best format in cricket and it's my favorite format in cricket", he said.

He lauded the players for showing determination in tough situations. But it was one I'll fondly remember. "Test cricket can throw so many things at you".

Just to underline how exceptional Kohli was at Edgbaston, it is worth noting he scored 22-per-cent of all runs in the Test.

Opener Vijay (20, 6) and middle-order batsman Rahane (15, 2) contributed 43 runs together in their two innings at Edgbaston. I thought we did pretty well, and even when Umesh (Yadav) was batting, our hopes were alive.

England pacer Stuart Broad is now ranked 13th after falling one place, while James Anderson has retained his top position but his lead over Kagiso Rabada has been reduced to two points.

Stokes took four wickets to power England to a 31-run victory against India in the first Test at Edgbaston on Saturday, but it was Curran who was named man of the match.

". From there, the rest of the guys did exactly what was asked of them".

"I have just made a decision to enjoy my cricket and stop reading about anything". "I couldn't be prouder of that".

"The reason Sam's played is firstly for his performances that he's put in for Surrey". However, he insisted that the individuals in the team need to sit down and asses and come out positive for the remainder of the series. Three of the four smallest targets that India have failed to chase down have come in the last three years, including the Cape Town Test at start of 2018, when they lost chasing 204.

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