Sam Curran leads England's fightback against India

Sam Curran leads England's fightback against India

And after being bowled out for just 287 - having been 216-3 after winning the toss - they needed it.

Kohli's superb shepherding of the tail took some of the gloss off what was an otherwise impressive performance from the England attack, particularly during a thrilling afternoon session. But Virat Kohli is a cricketer who often gets caught up in the moment, and he did not hold back with his celebrations.

Apart from England, Kohli has magnificent away records against Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

With Alastair Cook falling cheaply, Jennings put on 72 runs with Root but fell after lunch when he was distracted by a pigeon on the adjacent pitch one ball earlier.

Joe Root´s run out by opposing captain Virat Kohli sparked an England collapse against India on the opening day of the first Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday and may have set the tone for the series after the tourists´ skipper gave him a colourful and controversial send-off.

The Bengal fast bowler, who picked up two wickets, said that although he did not play in too many games, he was focused when he practised at the National Cricket Academy.

A streaky four off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin saw the 27-year-old Root, in his 127th Test innings, to the 40 runs he had needed to reach 6,000.

Anderson bowled a five-over spell during which he tied down Kohli, while Stokes did the damage.

England were frustrated as Kohli farmed the bowling to move to a 22nd Test century.

After batting first, England did not get off to a start that they would have expected.

Earlier, Jos Buttler was taken to hospital after injuring his left middle finger attempting to take an extremely tough chance off Kohli at gully, but an X-ray revealed it was bruised rather than broken.

Anderson improved his length and troubled Kohli for the next two overs, before Adil Rashid (0-5) brought things to a close in this session.

Left-arm seamer Sam Curran rocked the Indian top order with triple blow leaving the visitors reeling on 76 for three at lunch on the second day of the first Test.

But first-change Curran made it 50 for one in the 14th over when Vijay was lbw on review after missing a well-pitched-up inswinger.

The hosts led by 22 runs with nine second-innings wickets remaining heading into the third day.

England's Sam Curran appeals for the dismissal of India's Murali Vijay during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

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