After putting India in a strong position against England, Virat Kohli became the latest victim of young gun Sam Curran. It was a beautiful outswinger from Curran that kissed the shoulder of the bat before flying to the slip cordon.
Former England skipper Alastair Cook, who was standing in the slip region did the rest of the work while completing a sharp catch.
Virat Kohli lost his wicket on 46 runs thus missed his well-deserved half-century by just four runs. His much-needed knock includes six boundaries. He faced 71 balls during his patient innings.
After losing two quick wickets, the skipper of India, Kohli helped India to held the nerve. He along with Cheteshwar Pujara added 92 runs for the third wicket to save India from any slump.
Earlier, while replying to a score of 246 compiled by England, the openers of India managed to get off with a flier.
KL Rahul along with Shikhar Dhawan put 37-run partnership for the first wicket inside first eight overs. Rahul was the first wicket to depart. He was on 19 when Stuart Broad trapped him in front of the stumps.
Dhawan could not hold his nerve for a long time after Rahul’s departure. It was once again lanky Broad who provided the breakthrough. He completed his wicket with the help of Jos Buttler, who took a beautiful catch. Dhawan scored 23 runs with the help of three boundaries.
Here is the video:
WATCH – Curran gets Kohli caught at first slip https://t.co/XKKGE0pp0e
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England Vs India: Virat Kohli achieved another milestone; Sam Curran had the last laugh
It was a historical knock from Kohli considering the milestone which he achieved in the inning. He completed 6000 Test runs. However, he looked little shaky during the inning.
Though he got off to an excellent start this time, he failed to capitalise it into a big score. He has 386 runs now in the Test series and is the leading run scorer of the ongoing series.