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India vs England: Ben Stokes stars in England’s dramatic win

Chasing 194 runs on the fourth day of a gripping contest, India lost quick wickets with Kohli again top scoring for the visitors with a fluent fifty in the second innings after hitting a century in the first. The win gave England a 1-0 lead in the five-match series in what was their 1,000th Test match. The second Test begins at Lord's on August 9. Joe Root's side won the one-day international series between the teams 2-1 and lost the Twenty20 competition by the same margin last month.

England beat India by 31 runs at Edgbaston to win the first Test match with all rounder Ben Stokes grabbing three wickets on Saturday including the prized one of skipper Virat Kohli. Chasing 194 runs on the fourth day of a gripping contest, India lost quick wickets with Kohli again top scoring for the visitors with a fluent fifty in the second innings after hitting a century in the first. The win gave England a 1-0 lead in the five-match series in what was their 1,000th Test match. The second Test begins at Lord's on August 9. Joe Root's side won the one-day international series between the teams 2-1 and lost the Twenty20 competition by the same margin last month. (Source: Reuters)

India were 110/5 at the start of the fourth day and needed 84 more to win. James Anderson gave his side an early wicket in the form of Dinesh Karthik's dismissal and later Ben Stokes scalped Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami in the same over. (Source: AP)

Virat Kohli scored 51 in the second innings before getting out to Ben Stokes who trapped him in front of the stumps. (Source: AP)

Ben Stokes returned with figures of 4/40 in the second innings. (Source: Reuters)

Earlier, on day 3, Sam Curran showed his caliber with the bat too as he notched up a brisk 63 off 65 in the second innings. (Source: AP)

India seam bowlers had a good outing in this Test match. Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers as he returned with a fider in the second innings/ (Source: Reuters)

India in their first innings were left tottering at 100/5 in reply to England's 287. But skipper Virat Kohli stood strong at the other end and smashed 149 runs in the first innings. This was his first ever Test hundred in England. (Source: AP)

Left-arm fast bowler troubled India's top-order in the first innings as he bagged a four-wicket haul that included the dismissals of Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. (Source: AP)

R Ashwin played an important role in pulling things back for India in the first wicket as he returned with a four-wicket haul. (Source: AP)