England make history, become first to play 1000 test matches

England make history, become first to play 1000 test matches

Virat Kohli single-handedly battled against the England bowlers in harsh conditions and scored a scintillating century on the second day of play of the first Tests.

Kohli's animated celebration of Root's run out was a response to the England skipper's "mic drop" gesture during the ODI series, when he had dropped his bat dramatically to celebrate his hundred.

But the run out of Root by Kohli, who gave his England counterpart a colourful send-off, sparked a slump that saw England lose six wickets for just 67 runs. Stokes continued to pester him, as on the next delivery, in the 32nd over, Alastair Cook dropped Pandya at first slip.

Jennings left after the lunch break scoring 42 runs.

MORNING SESSION: England were only able to add two more runs to their overnight score.

After Cook's dismissal there were few alarms for the England batsmen although Mohammed Shami continued to look unsafe for India - beating Jennings with a beauty in the 21st over. He has two Man of the Match and one Man of the Series awards to his name.


Root top-scored with 80 before falling run out. Murali Vijay was trapped lbw on review for 20, KL Rahul played a loose drive and was bowled via an inside edge for four, and Shikhar Dhawan was caught at second slip for 26.

England, who were 216 for four when Root was dismissed, lost their next four wickets for 27 runs, with spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who ended the day with four wickets, inflicting the bulk of the damage for the visitors.

"I can't see it becoming an issue throughout this game or moving forward, but it makes entertaining cricket for everyone to watch - which is exactly what you want in Test cricket".

Teammates congratulate England's Sam Curran for the dismissal of India's Lokesh Rahul during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. It wasn't ideal losing Cookie at the end - that ball will get most players out - but we bowled them out below our total and it's going to be a great Test match. "It just happens to be the ball before I got out, and suddenly there's a huge hoo-hah about the pigeon", he laughed it off.

Curran hit the ideal length as first-change bowler and immediately trapped Vijay lbw in the 14th over.

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