Virat Kohli scores 1st century in England, puts 2014 demons to rest

Joe Root added that his side wants to make a serious impact against the world’s number one ranked side

Sam Curran was England's hero at Edgbaston on a day when Ben Stokes claimed his 100th Test wicket.

Root was run out for 80 by his opposite number Virat Kohli at Edgbaston, meaning he has now not converted any of his last 11 Test half-centuries into a hundred.

But Jos Buttler did boost England by returning to the field of play after visiting hospital during the lunch interval to have an X-ray on a damaged left middle finger. Sam Curran stays unbeaten for 67-ball 24* with James Anderson at the opposite end.

Winning the toss, England made a decision to bat first and despite stitching together a couple of 50-run partnerships and a single 100-run partnership, the Indian bowlers kept chipping in with wickets.

Mohammad Shami, surprisingly denied the new ball by Kohli, did trouble both of England's second-wicket duo outside their respective off-stumps without taking a wicket in the opening session of this five-match series.

He brought up his century off 172 balls, his 22nd in Test cricket and his fourth against England.

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. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan looked at ease as they got to 50 without breaking much of a sweat.




India, after bowling England out for 287 earlier, never found their footing with the bat.

It remains to be seen whether match referee Jeff Crowe takes the same view, or decides instead some censure is in order for Kohli.

Now England are playing their 1000th Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham under the captaincy of Joe Root against India.

It may have taken Broad a while to get Rahane, an average of 46.3 balls per wicket, but he still picked him up cheaply - twice caught by keeper Matt Prior and a screamer at third slip by Gary Balance in the fifth test.

As has often been the case, a needless dismissal was also the spark for a collapse, with England losing three wickets for eight runs in 25 balls as they squandered a promising position.

"Having batted with him today, he's taught me a hell of a lot - which is awesome, just to watch a master at his work".

First to go was Vijay (20), plumb LBW to a late inswinger, then KL Rahul (4) played on to leave the tourists on 54 for two.

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