Quite terrific from the Indian bowlers to rein England in to 164 only. They looked on track for at least 20 more when Roy, Bairstow and Morgan were batting, but the changes in pace – especially by Shardul Thakur – worked a treat.
The England batsmen couldn’t quite read the variations, and ended up swishing and missing, or mistiming, rather a lot. India gambled by going into this game with only five bowlers – all five did well. Thakur was the pick of the lot for me, but each one either made an important breakthrough or bowled an important quiet over.
And now, with only 165 needed and a lengthier batting line-up, India should fancy their chances of levelling the series. Andrew Miller will be back with you for the start of the second innings.