Virat Kohli Says Edgbaston Century Still Not His Best In Test Cricket

Stuart Broad celebrates with Joe Root

The rest of the session was a case of damage limitations for the tourists with India heading back to the pavilion on 63 for three - captain Virat Kohli on nine not out and Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on eight.

Alastair Cook has been done in twice by the same ball from Indian master spinner Ravi Ashwin in the first Test at Edgbaston.

Jimmy Anderson was on 2 not out.

It did not take long as Sam Curran fished on one outside the off stump from Mohammed Shami in the very second over of the day. The early signs are promising.

It was his 22nd in Tests and the flawless start to a series that could end up defining his career. He was dropped in the slip cordon by Dawid Malan while batting on 21.

And after passing 100 he turned the screw, adding another 57 runs with the tail to take India to within parity of England's first-innings total.

Curran, in only his second Test, bowled intelligently to disrupt India's top order and expose their weaknesses in these conditions.

Stokes, introduced after lunch, showed why he is such an important part of this England side with an aggressive spell.

Virat Kohli silenced his critics by scoring an impressive 149 to guide India to a fighting position on Day 2 of the first Test match at Edgbaston on Thursday.

The opener managed only to push the ball down into his crease off back-foot defence, then onto his foot before it trickled back onto the base of the stumps.

England enjoyed a good day. Shami had bowling figures of 3-64. With scores of 40, 49*, 167, 81, 62 and 6* in his last 6 innings, Kohli looked set for yet another huge knock and the right-hander delivered with an impressive 235 in the first innings to take India's total over 600.

The hosts have found their way back into the match through Sam Curran, who has been leading the charge alongside Jos Buttler.

Kohli's celebration of Root's dismissal with a "mic drop" gesture, mocking the bat drop by the Englishman to celebrate a hundred during the ODI series, added a bit of spice to the proceedings. "Thirty overs before people were standing up behind the bowler's arm, you could say that distracted me as well".

The second session started as the first had ended, with a wicket. In-between Malan's errors, Cook also shelled a chance at first slip.

He went to hospital during the lunch interval for an X-ray on his left middle finger, which he injured while fielding.

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