India vs England 5th Test Kenington Oval: ICC No 1 batsman Virat Kohli scored 49 runs in the first innings at the Oval in the fifth Test and joined MS Dhoni and AB de Villiers to an unwanted record. The three cricketers join a list of being the only batsman to get dismissed for 49 in all the three formats (Tests, ODIs & T20I). This sure is not a club Kohli would be like to be a part of considering he enjoys a high percentage of conversion rates. The 29-year old India captain already has 23 Test centuries to his name and has a long career ahead of him. Also Read - Fortress Gabba Breached: Pant, Pujara And Gill Engineer Historic Chase in 4th Test as India Beat Australia to Clinch Series 2-1
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The current World No 1 batsman has been the highest run-getter for India in England where India has already lost the series 3-1 with the final Test still being played. The South African former player AB de Villiers recently retired from all forms of international cricket, whereas MS Dhoni, the former India captain, has retired from Test cricket to extend his limited-overs career. Also Read - India's Predicted Squad For England Test Series: Kohli, Ishant Set to Return; Shami, Jadeja And Vihari Unavailable
Meanwhile, hosts England are in the driver’s seat in the final Test after getting a 40-run lead from India by dismissing them for 292. At the end of Day 3, Cook and Root stayed unbeaten at the crease. England lead by 154 runs. More importantly for England, their superstar Cook is still in the middle. Cook is unbeaten on 46 and Root is on 29. Lots to look forward to tomorrow from an English point of view.
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The India skipper already has 603 runs to his name in the series in nine innings he has played so far and is the highest run-getter of the series by far.