Kohli's half century guides India to 160 for six at tea

  • Kohli's half century guides India to 160 for six at tea

Kohli's half century guides India to 160 for six at tea

Joe Root saw the amusing side of Virat Kohli's exuberant celebrations after being run out by the India captain on the opening day of the Test series at Edgbaston.

Cook's dismissal brought about stumps, with Keaton Jennings five not out. But he answered his critics with a brilliant 149 as, with wickets falling all around him - Ravi Ashwin was clean-bowled by Anderson for 10 and Shami fell caught behind off Anderson for two to leave India on 169 for seven, still over 100 runs in arrears - he held his nerve and went on the attack.

After Malan put down a tough one-handed chance at second slip, Kohli settled then targeted Curran, first clipping him through mid-wicket then angling him down to third man.

In the first innings of the match, Virat Kohli scored 149 runs and helped India to reach closer to the target of England. At no instance did he reach out for the ball, and probably couple of our other batsmen reached out, which caused their downfall.

Kohli ended doubts over his ability to score runs in England by leading a great fightback by the tourists on day two of the first Test at Edgbaston.

England only managed to add two runs to their overnight total on Thursday following their dramatic collapse in Wednesday's final session. Hardik Pandya did stay on with for a while but once the 48-run stand for the sixth wicket was broken by Curran.again.England again had a sniff as they removed Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami in quick succession.

Given the pace he bowls at, and his height, he needs the ball to swing to be threatening but, with a good breeze assisting him, he bowled the ideal full length, encouraged the ball to swing and looked unsafe.

Indian captain Virat Kohli lets out a scream after scoring his first century in England. England's efforts with the bat seemed insufficient when Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, the openers, put on 50 but India lost five wickets in 16 overs thanks to Curran, Stokes and James Anderson, who overall bowled 22 overs of high-class swing bowling.

But the introduction of Curran turned the tide in England's favour.

On 97, Stokes dropped short and Kohli leaned back to punch the ball through point for four, before letting out a loud roar in celebration. Curran's three-wicket burst in eight balls reduced India to 59/3 in no time even as Rahane joined his captain to sneak in a few singles before heading for the break.