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

England added only two runs in 10 balls before being dismissed for 287.

England suffered a frustrating opening hour on the second morning of the first Specsavers Test against India at Edgbaston.

The hosts resumed at 285 for nine and only two runs were added in 10 deliveries before Sam Curran, on 24, pushed at Mohammed Shami and was safely pouched by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik.

Shami’s success saw him finish with the impressive figures of three for 64 from 19.4 overs.

There was no early breakthrough for England’s James Anderson on the second morning of the Specsavers First Test match against India (Nick Potts/PA)

India openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan were tested by new-ball bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad but the score progressed to 50 without loss after 12 overs.

Ben Stokes missed an early run out opportunity when he had one stump to aim at and Vijay was short of the crease from a scampered single.

England also lost a review when Vijay was struck on the pad by Anderson on six, but the ball was found to be drifting down the legside.

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