Kohli surpasses brilliance in England

Mohammed Shami's performance and fitness will be key for India in this series

Interestingly, Vinod Kambli became nostalgic after watching Virat Kohli celebrate his ton and reminisced his playing days.

Root, on 80 at the time, had been dominating India's bowling in a century partnership with his fellow Yorkshireman, Jonny Bairstow, when he fatefully responded to Bairstow's call for a second run to midwicket in the first hour of the final session.

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Kohli was given lives on 21 and 51, both times by Dawid Malan in the slip cordon, and was last out for 149, with India's total ending at 274 which was just 13 runs short of England's first innings.

Kohli, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, managed just 134 runs in five Tests at an average of 13.4 on his maiden tour of England four years ago.

Sam Curran was England's hero at Edgbaston on a day when Ben Stokes claimed his 100th Test wicket. India were at a hard position at 169/7 when Ashwin went back to pavilion after just 10 runs. Anderson, Broad, and Curran swung the ball on either side of the wicket, but Kohli marched valiantly to 149 by scoring 22 boundaries and one maximum. But, the hosts had no answer to Virat Kohli's brilliant stroke play as he stitched together a 253-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan to guide his team to a commanding position.

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

Though India limped to 76 for three at lunch, the post-lunch session bought no respite with all rounder Stokes picking up two wickets to reduce the visitors to 100-5. I could have said no, there's no hard feelings, we've just got to move on with it. It brought out Kohli who was booed on his walk to the crease.

India have always been criticised for their poor close catching but England, with the tourists still on 100 for five, dropped two slip chances of their own, with Malan reprieving Kohli off Anderson.

First to go was Vijay (20), plumb LBW to a late inswinger, then KL Rahul (4) played on to leave the tourists on 54 for two.

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