Virat Kohli may have lit the touch-paper on what could prove to be a fiery Test series after the India captain ran out Joe Root on the first day at Edgbaston and then sent his opposite number packing with a ‘mic drop’ celebration.
It was Root’s own version of the gesture that signed off the ODI series victory by England at Headingley a few days ago. Kohli certainly relished offering a repeat when he capitalised on an error by Root and Jonny Bairstow, removing the former for 80 with a smart pick up and throw from the leg side as the pair attempted a second run.
Root’s dismissal changed the momentum of the innings with England being reduced to 285 for 9 on the opening day. Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid and Stuart Broad then also fell cheaply, leaving Sam Curran 24 not out at stumps alongside James Anderson (0).
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— Hit wicket (@KetanPatil77) August 1, 2018