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.
But of deja vu here ..... #05— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 4, 2018
Vaughan was able to celebrate once more come the end of the latest England thriller in Birmingham.
That’s been a fantastic 3 days & 1 session .. Loved every single minute .. 2 teams giving it everything .. hope we have 4 more Tests exactly the same .. A Great 4 day Test Match !!! #ENDvIND— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 4, 2018
Root’s sporting gesture, just like Andrew Flintoff’s when he consoled Brett Lee following the 2005 Test, did not go unnoticed.
Shades of 05 as Joe Root runs after Hardik Pandya to shakes hands. pic.twitter.com/dlYWkpXtyS— Stephan Shemilt (@stephanshemilt) August 4, 2018
Shane Warne had been keeping an eye on the action at Edgbaston but he was to be disappointed once again.
Flicking between the Saints V Bulldogs game and the test match at Edgbaston - thinking it could be a similar finish as the #Ashes 05 test ! India to sneak home for me & a Saints win @SkyCricket @WardyShorts— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) August 4, 2018
There was only one word – or name – for it as far as former England batsman Rob Key was concerned.
Sttttttttttttttttttttttttttokkkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeessssssssss— Rob Key (@robkey612) August 4, 2018
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen was also stingy with his words as he acknowledged the England triumph.
#TestCricket - enough said!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) August 4, 2018
Phil Tufnell was gripped right to the final ball by a Test match which was high on drama.
What a fabulous test match ,gripping from start to finish well done England 👍🏻— Phil Tufnell (@philtufnell) August 4, 2018
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.
You know you're getting on when England test heroes look about 16 years old- Curran superb.— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) August 4, 2018
And the last word goes to England all-rounder Stokes.