India v England, 1st Test: Day Two in pictures

India v England, 1st Test: Day Two in pictures

134 - When Kohli went past that figure, he bettered his paltry 2014 tour aggregate on his only previous Test visit to England.

India threatened to make a mess of its target of 194 on Friday before Virat Kohli was left fighting the fire yet again.

Left-hander Broad could only edge an away moving ball from Ishant as it landed at the hands of Shikhar Dhawan at first slip.

"It feels nice to represent your country and come overseas and take five wickets in an innings, especially the second one", said Sharma, who credited a spell with English county side Sussex this season for getting him in shape.

KL Rahul (13) did not look too comfortable and was removed by Ben Stokes (1/25).

Virat Kohli's masterclass century defied England and dragged India back into the contest on a gripping second day of the first Specsavers Test at Edgbaston. One more success would have put him out on his own as the youngest bowler ever to take a five-wicket Test haul for England.

It was also 20 runs more than their their highest fourth-innings Test-winning total in England of 174 for six at The Oval in 1971 during their first victory in a Test on English soil.

20-year-old all-rounder Curran then took centre stage as he scored 63 runs off 65 balls, including nine fours and two sixes, and delayed India's victory march.

Earlier, India dismissed England for 180 in their second innings, with fast bowler Ishant Sharma taking 5 wickets for 51 in 13 overs.

"I had goosebumps listening to the Barmy Army chants and that first hour tomorrow (Saturday) is going to be crucial", Curran told Sky Sports. Soon after, he got the wickets of Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in the same over and added pressure on the English batsmen. He broke the budding 21-run partnership between him and Dawid Malan (20) as Rahul held another excellent, low catch at leg slip.

Rahane caught first Malan at fourth slip in the 27th over. Sensing closure of the innings, Curran attacked the bowling, hitting sixes off both Sharma and Ashwin, as he reached his maiden Test half-century at a run-a-ball gallop.

Curran, who bats left-handed as well as bowls, brought up his maiden Test fifty off a mere 54 balls in supreme style by lofting Sharma over extra-cover for six.

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