Curran behind England win in 1st Test, says Nasser Hussain

India openers make encouraging start in reply to England's 287 all out

He said that Indian team played only eight days of competitive cricket ahead of Test series which included 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is against England, and 2 ODIs vs Ireland.

This time the Indian captain didn't, though he had just crossed fifty, and umpire Aleem Dar raised his left-hand index finger the moment the ball missed Kohli's bat, though the replay showed the ball was hitting just the leg stump and that was good enough to seal India's fate. India's most successful bowler in the first Test at Cape Town, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, was dropped from the playing eleven for the second Test.

Kohli now leads Smith (who held the top spot since December 2015) by five points but will have to maintain the form in the remaining four Tests to finish the series as the world's highest-ranked Test batsman. "I can understand that you need to switch off after a series but that can't be five days at a stretch". However, after the likes of M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli entered the game, they became way more interesting.

As usual, the positives are being counted in defeat and yet they are in a fix whether to go into the second Test with the same team or any changes.

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"He wants to be in the fight - just like his brother", said Bayliss. He wrote, "Ajinkya Rahane & Murali Vijay will have to show some determination since they have scored runs in these conditions before".

"Mr Cunningham said to Mr Stokes, "if you want to start on anyone, start on me".

Take Pujara who, despite a Test-batting average of over 50, keeps getting dropped from the playing eleven for various reasons, including not scoring quickly enough on a tour of the West Indies some two years ago. "They want the ball, they want to do the batting".

But while England have called up Chris Woakes in Stokes's place, the admirable Warwickshire all-rounder is not the same sort of "box-office" cricketer. Although the England bowling line up seems more impressive than ours, Virat Kohli's temperament and other young Turks are poised to win the series. "It was a similar dominance near the end of Stan McCabe's glorious double-century at Trent Bridge in 1938 that caused Captain Don Bradman to summon his players onto the balcony with the words; 'You will never see anything like this again.'" Chappell wrote.

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Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the greats of modern cricket. However, they didn't have to come down this hard on the Indian cricket team.

Ishant then took three wickets in one over either side of lunch to leave England creaking at 87 for seven, and it was only Curran's excellent effort which gave them hope.

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"They deluded themselves, and everybody, by saying they have been in England for a month". He can play in every mode and so can Joe Root.

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However, after some stupendous ODI performances by Rohit Sharma (including a double century against Sri Lanka), the distinction between ODI and Test performances was blurred by the Team India management. That way I think we are seeing positive.

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