Virat Kohli withstood England’s bowlers to score a fine 149 and keep India in the game on an enthralling second day in the first Test at Edgbaston.
England were bowled out for 287 before reducing India to 50-3 and 100-5.
Sam Curran took 4-74 and James Anderson, Ben Stokes bowled superbly for two wickets apiece, but captain Kohli dragged India back into the game.
India made 274 before England lost Alastair Cook to the day’s final ball as they closed on 9 for 1 with a lead of 22.
Cook’s dismissal – bowled again by a fine delivery from Ravichandran Ashwin – leaves the game in the balance.
England will be left to rue their missed chances: they dropped two catches and allowed India’s last two wickets to add 92.
Kohli was put down on 21 and 51 by Dawid Malan but he mixed patience with late aggression to reach his first century in England.
And as soon as Kohli reached his 22nd Test century, he showed his trademark aggressive nature. The batting superstar shouted “come on” before removing a ring clung on chain. He kissed it and then raised his bat to all corners of the ground.
Here the video of Virat Kohli’s celebration:
#KingKohli smashes his 22nd Test century inching #TeamIndia closer to victory. Watch that fantastic moment here! #ENGvIND #MenInBlue @im_viratkohli #ClearHistory #Epic70DayBattle pic.twitter.com/RMOSgPtERc
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