However, he will miss the next match in the series, which begins later this week, as the trial continues. But by 10.30am on Monday, just three days later, the former England vice-captain sat glumly in the dock of courtroom number one. The lively paceman and hard-hitting batsman was centre stage when taking two wickets in an over, including the prize scalp of India captain and star batsman Virat Kohli, as England took charge decisively of what had been a see-saw contest. He was booed when he entered the ground in the first innings but was given a standing ovation when he left the ground after scoring 149 runs. At Edgbaston, just as Hardik Pandya started showing signs of confidence, hitting Stuart Broad straight past him and then whipped him through midwicket, Kohli thought he could relax a bit and play his strokes freely. However, he is confident that India can make a strong comeback in the Test at Lord's. Without him, England lost the series 4-0. India were 141 for six, needing 53 more … [Read more...] about Here Sourav Ganguly’s advise for Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper
India captain Virat Kohli was 43 not out following his first-innings 149, the star batsman's maiden Test century in England, with Dinesh Karthik unbeaten on 18.England were earlier dismissed for 180 in their second innings as Ishant Sharma claimed his eighth five-wicket Test haul.It was young all-rounder Sam Curran who bolstered the England second innings with a fighting 63-run knock, which came off just 65 balls with nine fours and two sixes.The duel between the 36-year-old, Test cricket's second most successful pace bowler, and Kohli made for rivetting viewing on the second day before the Indian skipper, dropped on 21 and 51 by Dawid Malan, went on to hit 149.England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow looks on as Virat Kohli picks up some runs during day 3 of the First Test Match. Other than the back-end, when he batted with the tail, got his hundred and looked like he went into one-day mode, until 60-70 runs, I thought we bowled really well at him.We need five wickets, it's as simple as … [Read more...] about England’s Jimmy Anderson eager for quick scalp of India captain Virat Kohli
Here's how they got on against the upbeat Indians.Alastair Cook fell for 13 after Joe Root chose to bat first after winning the toss in England's 1,000th Test match against India at Edgbaston. India were reduced to 100/5 and it was on Kohli to show some resistance and he did exactly that. R Ashwin was introduced in the attack by Virat Kohli in the second over of the game just to remove Cook from the attack and he did his job by doing so.He put together a 48-run partnership for the sixth wicket with all-rounder Hardik Pandya. That still left the tourists 70 runs behind.Kohli then topped his 2014 series total in the one knock with a two off leg-spinner Adil Rashid.This was a contest that had been awaited and built up for four years, one billed as a test of Kohli's mettle, a barometer of India's chances in England. Yes, he was dropped twice but that does not take away from the fact Edgbaston got to witness a master at work. The hosts lost Alastair Cook for nought as they closed on nine … [Read more...] about Kohli scores his first Test century in England
England opener Keaton Jennings has laughed off suggestions an unsuspecting bird cost him his wicket on day one of the first Test against India at Edgbaston. He got another life when on 51. Axed opener Mark Stoneman managed five half-centuries but, remarkably, a top score of only 60 while James Vince and Moeen Ali are also now out of the team after failing to convert from three half-centuries apiece. As if to add insult to injury the very next ball Stokes drew an edge from Hardik Panda and Alastair Cook put the ball down at first slip. The 31-year-old Indian, who has taken 316 wickets from 58 Tests so far, had chose to work on his bowling action. Bairstow, who had been distraught at his part in the wicket, fell three overs later for 70, but Root refused to blame his team-mate. Only Cook (13) fell in the first session of the day, his front-foot defense defeated by a ideal off-break from Ashwin as he was clean bowled in the seventh over. After a good day for the Indian bowlers, where they … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root after run out
After the First day of the first Test match between India and England, the men in blue restricted the hosts to 285/9 and skipper Virat Kohli got his sweet revenge in response to Joe Root's "mic-drop" celebration after his ton against India in the third ODI at Headingley last month.While his accompanying comments may have included some swearing - and the International Cricket Council is cracking down on player behaviour - there appeared to be little evidence by which the match referee, Jeff Crowe, could hand down a disciplinary charge given Kohli's distance from the stump microphones and on-field officials.Only Cook fell in the first session, his front-foot defence defeated by a ideal off-break from Ashwin - repaying his introduction in only the seventh over, despite being India's sole spinner here, with telling drift from round the wicket before the ball turned and dislodged the off-bail.On the second day of the first Test, Sam Curran, the lone warrior of day one added two runs to the … [Read more...] about Is Kohli in trouble for ‘swearing’ at Root?