Southampton: On a day when Indian bowlers bamboozled the English side reducing them to 86 runs for six wickets, Sam Curran kept England's ship afloat with the help of Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad. England finished with 246 runs with Curran scoring 78.

Curran said that England was taken by surprise with the amount of lateral movement India generated throughout the day.

PTI quoted Sam Curran saying, "It was pretty tough - it swung massively throughout the day. Even when I was in, probably in my 30s, it was still swinging around consistently when the ball was 65 overs old. That surprised us a little bit how much it swung, and how much it did off the wicket."

"There were some very good balls in there, to a lot of the top order. But we managed to get 246 which from 86 for six looks a decent score now. That's a massive positive for us going into tomorrow with a bit of momentum," he further added.

Curran was dropped for the Nottingham Test after Chris Woakes' century at Lord's. He was recalled after injury kept Woakes out.

Although disappointed with being dropped earlier, Curran holds no grudges.

"I was disappointed (at being dropped in Nottingham), but at the same time took it as a positive. You can't really leave someone out who's got a hundred (Woakes at Lord's). It's just a great squad at the minute, and everyone is fighting for their places," he said. 
(With agency inputs)