India vs England 1st Test Edgbaston: India captain Virat Kohli’s moment of brilliance helped India get back in the game by breaking the flourishing 104-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Joe Root was runout for 80. England was going strong after losing three wickets. This was a wicket that came against the run-of-play. Also Read - As Captain, MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli Never Supported Me The Way Sourav Ganguly Did: Yuvraj Singh
Bairstow tucked the ball to the leg side, and it seemed it was his call for the second run, after contemplating for a fraction of a second, Root took off for the second run only to find himself short of his ground. Here is how it transpired. Also Read - Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Donate an Undisclosed Amount to PM-CARES Joining India's Fight Against Coronavirus
Virat Kohli cannot be kept out of the game for too long. It was a brilliant display of athleticism and fielding technique by the India captain to dismiss his counterpart. But what one also needs to spot in the video is Virat Kohli’s open gesture to Root’s mic-drop during the ODI’s. Virat gave him a kiss send-off.
Meanwhile, Joe Root became the fastest to 6000 Test runs and was on the cusp of another ton, he fell 20 runs short. But on the contrary, this is now the 11th successive 50 that Joe Root has failed to convert into a 100. His last century was 136 against WI last year at this venue.
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As we speak, England has lost two more wickets after the dismissal of Root, Bairstow departed for 70 and Buttler for a duck.
India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson