Virat Kohli leads from the front to score first hundred in England

02 August, 2018, 22:01 | Author: Judy Cobb
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An article in the "Daily Telegraph", when Australia toured India for a four-match Test series in 2017, not only criticised Kohli but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him following the DRS controversy involving the then Australian skipper Steve Smith and compared him with the US President Donald Trump.

In the 63rd over, Indian captain's direct throw ran Joe Root out, and while celebrating Kohli blew kisses in the direction of Root and went on to mimic Root's mic drop celebration.

Root was looking set to get a big one but a brilliant piece of fielding from Kohli saw the right-hander getting run-out for 80.

From a comfortable 111 for two, England ended the day at 285 for nine with Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammad Shami doing the bulk of the damage. Ashwin then accounted for Stuart Broad (1), lbw too, but Anderson somehow managed to thwart his efforts for a five-wicket haul.

Jennings left after the lunch break scoring 42 runs.

Play was paused momentarily with Jennings and Joe Root at the crease while the players tried to shoo a pigeon from the centre square at Edgbaston. Ishant and Shami bowled closer to the England batsmen and made them play more often with the latter reaping reward.

"It's human error, it happens unfortunately, but Jonny was kind enough to give me a lift into the ground this morning". India might have not taken the lead, but they have the upper hand in the Test. His strike-rate dropped below 50, even as he completed his half-century off 107 balls.

Root looked on course for his first hundred at this level since he made 136 against West Indies in last year's day/night Test at Edgbaston.

Stokes, introduced after lunch, showed why he is such an important part of this England side with an aggressive spell. Hosts lost Alastair Cook early on when Ashwin bamboozled him on 13. Ashwin came round the wicket and arced the ball towards middle stump, luring Cook forward to try to play it with an angled bat but it landed an inch or two shorter than the opener had anticipated, the seam gripped on the pitch, ripped past the outside edge and into the centre of off stump.

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