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"Fabulous advert for the game of cricket, isn't it? This match has switched one way and then the other", said Hussain.

India got off to a near flawless start with the opening duo of Murali Vijay (20) and Shikhar Dhawan (26) putting on a 50-run stand - the first fifty-plus opening stand for India in England after 18 innings.

Talking about Sam's achievements in his school days, Pratt says, "Sam scored three hundreds vs Harrow School (an independent boarding school for boys in London) in three consecutive seasons".

As for the enforced absence of Stokes, Bayliss said: "Obviously it's something we would
have liked to have not been happening".

Like Ravichandran Ashwin in the opposite camp, the English skipper too defended his batsmen, saying that the conditions were suited to pacers in the game and that both bowling attacks exploited them well. Though the youngster helped England derail the opposition, the major focus will be on James Anderson who would be expected to get rid of the run machine as he did on majority of occasions in 2014 Test series. If we can put pressure on the others, that's going to add to the pressure on him.

0 England players younger than Curran to win a Man of the Match award in Test cricket.

"They want the ball, they want to do the batting". We could have been in a much different position now. For all the joy that the team was able to give to the English supporters, England have the 20-year-old gritty Sam Curran to thank.

"I'm sure they'll be going away working out how they can play it, as we're going working on how to play the off-spin".

He lauded the players for showing determination in tough situations.

"It's a really exciting place to be, because you know we could do something special tomorrow by winning this - such a close Test match".

That left Bayliss urging his squad to "take up the slack" left by Stokes' absence but hoping that the confidence gained by a hard-fought win will boost his side.

All-rounder Stokes, who sealed victory with four wickets in a gripping final day at Edgbaston, will miss the second Test to face a charge of affray at court in Bristol, a trial which begins on Monday and is expected to last a week. He was the top wicket taker from India in the first innings as he ended up with the figures of four for 62.

It was typical of Stokes that he had dangerman Kohli lbw with just his third ball and three balls later had Mohammed Shami caught behind to leave India floundering at 141 for eight.

"I was thinking of making sure we didn't give any boundaries away, and made it very hard for them to score freely". This is not in the right spirit of the game. In hindsight, though, Kohli's display of aggression wasn't channelized by the rest of the team as they needed to.


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