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Twitter reaction to England’s Test victory over India

England secured a thrilling 31-run win over India at Edgbaston.

England won a gripping first Test against India at Edgbaston by 31 runs on Saturday and social-media users loved it.

Joe Root’s side went 1-0 up in the series in England’s 1,000th Test and Ben Stokes claimed the vital wicket of India captain Virat Kohli.

Those watching drew comparisons with 2005, when England beat Australia by two runs at Edgbaston before going on to win the Ashes.

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan was captain that day against Australia and he set the scene for the latest thrilling encounter.

Vaughan was able to celebrate once more come the end of the latest England thriller in Birmingham.

Root’s sporting gesture, just like Andrew Flintoff’s when he consoled Brett Lee following the 2005 Test, did not go unnoticed.

Shane Warne had been keeping an eye on the action at Edgbaston but he was to be disappointed once again.

There was only one word – or name – for it as far as former England batsman Rob Key was concerned.

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen was also stingy with his words as he acknowledged the England triumph.

Phil Tufnell was gripped right to the final ball by a Test match which was high on drama.

England women’s captain Heather Knight heaped praise on her male counterparts.

Former England rugby union star Brian Moore marvelled at the performance of the youthful Sam Curran. He’s 20, by the way.

And the last word goes to England all-rounder Stokes.

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