Published On: Thu, Aug 2nd, 2018

Kohli silences critics with a ton at Edgbaston

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In the first Test match at Birmingham’s Edgbaston between India and England, the Indian innings faltered on the second day, while captain Virat Kohli held fort from on one end.

After scoring 50 runs for the opening wicket in nearly 8 years, India lost 3 quick wickets. Ben Stokes then cleaned up the middle order before they could dig deep. Earlier, after losing 7th wicket as Ashwin, Team India’s score was 169 runs. Captain Virat Kohli was playing on 57 runs. He then forged a partnership with Ishant Sharma who kept on blocking from one end. Ishant was out lbw when Kohli was on 97 but Umesh Yadav played out the final two deliveries of the over safely. Kohli then went on to score his first ton on English soil with a boundary.

Earlier, India crossed the 150 mark when captain Virat Kohli made his first fifty of his Test career in England. Things could have been different for Kohli and Team India had England not dropped him twice.

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