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England ended the first day's play at a score of 285 for 9 in the first test against India at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Even after the solid fifties from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, [VIDEO] none of the English batsmen could stick around for a big knock. Indians, on the other hand, used the conditions well to keep a check on England's first innings score.

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The second day is scheduled to start at 10:00 AM GMT, 3:30 PM IST.

Earlier in the day, England's captain Joe Root won the toss and elected [VIDEO] to bat first. India made a surprising call dropping Chesteshwar Pujara in favor of KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan.

The two English openers arrived on the pitch with great confidence but Alastair Cook (13 runs) couldn't hang around for a long time losing his wicket to R Ashwin. Skipper Root and Keaton Jennings (42 runs) combined together to take England to 83 for 1 at the lunch break.

Ashwin spins India to a good day

India started the second session in great fashion as Mohammad Shami picked up the wickets of Jennings and Dawid Malan (8 runs) to push England at 112 for 3. Bairstow (70 runs) and Root (80 runs) then put on a partnership of 104 runs and carried England's score past 200. Just when England seem to be running away with the game, Indian captain Virat Kohli pulled off an amazing throw to run his counterpart out.

Soon after this, Umesh Yadav got Bairstow out as England suffered a collapse.

Ashwin then picked up the wickets of Jos Butler (0 runs), Ben Stokes (21 runs) and Stuart Board (1 run) while Ishant Sharma got Adil Rashid (13 runs) out lbw. Sam Curran (23 not out) showed some resistance as England somehow reached the end of day's play with a score of 285 for 9.

For India, Ashwin turned out to be the pick of the bowlers ending the day with figures of 4-60. Shami took two wickets, while Ishant and Umesh also chipped in with a wicket each.

England eye a comeback with their bowling on Day 2

Moving into the second day's play on Thursday, India needs to try and keep England's first innings total below 300 and then bat well enough to take the first innings lead.