Kohli’s Rock Solid Innings Takes India Closer To Win

Virat Kohli stood as a rock against the fiery attack of Sam Curran, James Anderson, and Stuart Board on the third day of the first test match at Edgbaston in the chase of 194 runs. India lost five wickets during their chase but Kohli is still firm for the team.Kohli To Play for Surrey

By the end of the day, India was at 110/5 and 84 runs away from the win. Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli are batting at 18* and 43* respectively. Earlier on Thursday, Virat Kohli set a strong inspiration for the bowlers to bowl out the opponents at a lower score by his knock of 149 runs.

Ishant Sharma picked five wickets and conceded 51 runs in this innings and played a crucial role collapsing the English innings. His eighth five-wicket haul made England end their innings at 180 runs in the second innings. Sam Curran patiently slammed 63 runs to hand a decent score for England.

England lost 6 wickets for 84 runs and Sam Curran worked to rebuild the innings. In addition to his 63 runs, the rest of the three players added 98 runs to hand the team the score of 180 runs. Ashwin managed to dismiss Keaton Jennings at the score of 8 runs and the skipper Joe Root at 14 runs. Out of 5 wickets in the first session,  Ishant Picked three wickets. David Malan, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes were dismissed by Ishant at the score of 20, 28, and 6 runs respectively.

Adil Rashid, with a great average of 33.10 and 10 centuries in his name in the first class career, added 48 runs along with Sam Curran for the eighth wicket partnership. Sam Curran thrashed Ashwin with one six and a four to make his cameo, his first fifty in the test format. He was the last man to depart but handed a good score for England.

Brief scores

England 287/10 and 180/10, Sam Curran 63, Ishant 5/51

India 274/10 and second innings 110/5, Kohli 43*, Stuart Board 2/29 need 84 runs to win.