England beat the number one ranked Test side India by 31 runs in a thrilling Test match at Edgbaston in Manchester and took a lead of 1-0 in the five-match Test series. On the fourth day of the Test match, India needed 84 more runs for a historic win with 5 wickets in hand. But captain Virat Kohli couldn't finish this time on his own and got out to Ben Stokes after completing his fifty and eventually team India were bowled out for just 162 runs and lost the first Test match by 31 runs. Sam Curran was named Man of the Match for his match-winning all-around performance (87 runs and 5 wickets).
All the major stats and facts from the First Test match between England and India at Edgbaston :
0 - Number of Test matches won by Asian teams at Edgbaston - this was 17th Test match for an Asian team at this venue and they are yet to win a Test match here. The longest winless streak at a venue for Asian teams in Tests.
5 - Virat Kohli has now scored 5 hundreds in a losing cause in Test cricket - the joint-most by a captain.
Most Test hundreds by captains in a losing cause -
Virat Kohli - 5
Brian Lara - 5
Steve Waugh - 4
Mohammad Azharuddin / Angelo Mathews - 3
Mushfiqur Rahim / John Reid - 3
6 - Virat Kohli was the highest scorer for India in both the innings - this was the 6th instance when he scored most runs in both the innings of a Test match for India.
Highest scorer for India in both the innings of a Test match most times -
Rahul Dravid - 8
Sunil Gavaskar - 8
Virat Kohli - 6
Sachin Tendulkar - 6
31 - This 31 runs defeat is the fourth smallest defeat for India in terms of runs in Test cricket.
Smallest defeats for India in Test cricket (By runs) -
12 vs Pakistan at Chennai, 1999
16 vs Pakistan at Bangalore, 1987
16 vs Australia at Brisbane, 1977
31 vs England at Edgbaston, 2018
38 vs West Indies at Bridgetown, 1997
45.87 - Virat Kohli scored 45.87% of India's total runs (200/436) - the highest percentage contribution by a single batsman in a Test match for India. The previous highest was 43.71% by Sunil Gavaskar (344/787) against West Indies at Port of Spain back in 1971.
194 - This was the third lowest target team India failed to chase down in Test cricket.
Lowest targets failed to chase down by India in Tests -
120 vs West India at Bridgetown, 1997
176 vs Sri Lanka at Galle, 2015
194 vs England at Edgbaston, 2018
208 vs South Africa at Cape Town, 2018
200 - Virat Kohli's 200 runs in this Test match are the second highest by an Indian captain in a Test match in England. Nawab of Pataudi scored 212 runs (64 & 148) in 1967's Leeds Test match.
Most runs by an Indian captain in a Test match in England -
Nawab of Pataudi - 212 (64 & 148) at Leeds, 1967
Virat Kohli - 200 (149 & 51) at Edgbaston, 2018
Mohammad Azharuddin - 190 (179 & 11) at Manchester, 1990
Sourav Ganguly - 167 (68 & 99) at Nottingham, 2002
Mohammad Azharuddin - 158 (121 & 37) at Lord's, 1990