Live scoreboard from first Test at Edgbaston Virat Kohli’s masterclass century defied England and dragged India back into the contest on a gripping second day of the first Specsavers Test at Edgbaston. Sam Curran (four for 74) made a sterling home bid for the headlines, with three wickets in eight balls during a titanic first hour of the afternoon – and England were well-served too by Ben Stokes and James Anderson. But Kohli (149) was an unstoppable force – after two dropped chances – as he banished memories of his miserable maiden Test tour to this country four years ago – when he averaged 13.4, with a top-score of 39 – as he compiled his 22nd Test century in an India total of 274 which contained no other innings above 26. Kohli’s one-man show meant a home lead of only 13 after the tourists’ last two wickets added 92 – and when Alastair Cook was bowled for the second day in succession by a Ravi Ashwin off-break, for a duck this time, England reached stumps nine for one second time round. The India captain attracted an outbreak of partisan boos when he walked out at 54 for two, thanks to… Read full this story
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