Team India began the five-Test match series on a high note as they reduced the hosts to 285/9 on the first day of the first Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England opted to bat first and at one stage they were looking set for a massive score but after Joe Root's run out, Indian bowlers pulled things back and triggered a collapse and took 6 wickets for just 68 runs and reduced the English team to 285/9 from a strong position of 216/4. For England captain, Joe Root scored 80 and Jonny Bairstow also played 70 runs knock and for India R Ashwin took 4 wickets.
All the major stats and facts from the first day of the first Test match between England and India at Edgbaston :
4/60 - R Ashwin's bowling figures of 4/60 are the fourth best bowling figures by an Indian spinner on the first day of a Test series outside Asia.
Best bowling figures for an Indian spinner on the first day of a Test series outside Asia -
6/94 - B Chandrasekhar vs NZ at Auckland, 1976
5/55 - Bishan Singh Bedi vs AUS at Brisbane, 1977
5/84 - Anil Kumble vs AUS at Melbourne, 2007
4/60 - R Ashwin vs ENG at Edgbaston, 2018
12 - Joe Root has now scored a fifty-plus score in all the 12 Tests he played against India - the only batsman to score fifty plus score in more than 10 consecutive Tests against a single team.
27Y 214D - Joe Root at the age of 27 years and 214 days became the third youngest player to reach the milestone of 6000 Test runs.
Youngest players to reach 6000 Test runs -
Sachin Tendulkar - 26y 313d
Alastair Cook - 27y 43d
Joe Root - 27y 214d
Graeme Smith - 27y 323d
Steven Smith - 28y 217d
AB de Villiers - 28y 329d
127 - Joe Root scored his 6000th Test run in the 127th innings of his career - the fourth fewest innings to reach 6000 Test runs for England.
Fewest Innings to reach 6000 Test runs for England -
Wally Hammond - 114
Len Hutton - 116
Ken Barrington - 116
Joe Root - 127
Kevin Pietersen - 128
1000 - This is England's 1000th Test match and they began the first ever team to play 1000 Test matches.
2058 - Number of days taken by Joe Root to reach 6000 Test runs - the fewest days to reach the milestone of 6000 Test runs in the world.
Fewest days from debut to reach 6000 Test runs -
Joe Root - 2058
Alastair Cook - 2168
Kevin Pietersen - 2162
David Warner - 2216
Andrew Strauss - 2410