India vs England Highlights, 1st Test, Day 2: Virat Kohli's 149 Keeps India In The Game vs England

Updated: 02 August 2018 23:32 IST

Highlights, India vs England, 1st Test: India posted 274 on the board before getting all-out in the first innings. England were 9 for loss of one wicket at stumps on Day 2.

India vs England Highlights, 1st Test, Day 2: Virat Kohli
Highlights, India vs England: Virat Kohli scored his 22nd cenutry in Test cricket. © AFP

Alastair Cook was dismissed for a duck in the second innings as England ended the day with 9 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket, leading India by 22 runs. Day 2 of the first Test certainly belonged to Indian skipper Virat Kohli (149), who played an absolute gem of an innings before India were bundled out for 274 runs in the final session of the second day. The Indian skipper led his team from the front, notching up his 22nd century in Test cricket at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. It was also Virat Kohli's first century on English soil. On the day when rest of the Indian batsmen failed miserably, Kohli fought like a true warrior, scoring majority of India's runs. The Indian tail-enders provided perfect support as Kohli and Umesh Yadav stitched a 57-run partnership for the final wicket. Sam Curran was the most impressive bowler for England picking up four wickets. Play fantasy league and win cash daily.

Earlier, Kohli fought a lone battle as wickets tumbled in the post-lunch session with England restricting India to 160 for six at tea. Highlight in the session was Kohli and Hardik Pandya's (22) 48-run partnership for the seventh wicket but the latter fell just before tea. Resuming the session at 76 for three, India lost vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik in quick succession against the brilliant bowling by Ben Stokes and James Anderson. After Sam Curran wreaked havoc (three wickets in eight balls) in the morning session, it was Ben Stokes who bowled superbly in the second session of the day. The Durham all-rounder bowled with accurate line and length and got lot of assistance from the pitch. Just before tea Sam Curran picked up Hardik Pandya with a beautiful in-swinging yorker.(Highlights)

Highlights India vs England, 1st Test, Day 2, straight from the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham

23:00 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog of the second day. Do tune back in tomorrow for the third day of the opening Test.

Stumps on Day 2, England 9-1 after 3.4 overs. Lead India by 22 runs in the second innings.

22:58 IST: Ctrl C, Ctrl V from Ashwin. Knocks Alastair Cook over again. With that it's stumps on day 2. ENG 9-1 after 3.4 overs.

22:51 IST: FOUR! First boundary for England in the second innings. Width on offer from Ashwin and Keaton Jennings pounces on the ball. ENG 8-0 after 1.1 overs

22:50 IST: 4 byes to end the first over from Mohammed Shami. 10 minutes remaining in day's play. ENG 4-0 after 1 over.

22:45 IST: England openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are out at the centre in the second innings. Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India.

Innings break

India 274 all-out in the first innings.Trail England by 13 runs. (Virat Kolhi 149, Sam Curran 4-74)

22:35 IST: OUT! Virat Kohli hits straight into the hands of Stuart Broad at point.

22:15 IST: FOUR to end Adil Rashid's over and India now just trail by 19 runs. Virat Kohli moves on to 143 runs. IND 268-9 after 74 overs.

22:15 IST: FOUR! Smashed through extra-covers. Virat Kohli (132*) is on fire now. Dealing in boundaries at the moment. Virat has reduced England's lead to just 30 runs. IND 257-9 after 72.1 overs.

22:15 IST: FOUR and 250 up for India! Virat Kohli in full aggressive mode now. Whacks Ben Stokes through deep mid-wicket for a boundary. India now only trail by 36 runs in the first innings. IND 251-9.

22:05 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli on the charge now. Steps down the ground and slaps Rashid over extra covers for a boundary. Virat has moved on to 117. IND 242-9.

22:05 IST: After 68 overs India have scored 237 for the loss of 9 wickets. With the help of Virat Kohli's unbeaten century and support from Umesh Yadav, India have managed to reduce their trail to 50 runs. 

21:53 IST: Century number 22 for Indian skipper Virat Kohli in Test cricket. His first against England on English soil. Boundary through point to reach the landmark. What a player! He has led the team once again from the front. India still trail by 66 runs in the first innings. IND 221-9.

21:48 IST: OUT! Adil Rashid strikes with a googly. Ishant Sharma takes the long walk back after scoring 5 runs off 17 balls. Virat Kohli at the other end is batting on 97. Next man is Umesh Yadav. Will Kohli be able to score the century? IND 217-9 after 63.4 overs.

21:35 IST: Virat Kohli moves into the 90's with a couple down the ground. Will he be to make his first century on English soil? IND 208-8 after 61.1 overs.

21:19 IST: Review from India. Original decision is out. Ishant Sharma survives again as the impact was outside off-stump. IND 204-8 after 59 overs.

21:16 IST: 200 up for India as Virat Kohli scores back to back boundaries. India still trail by 87 runs in the first innings. 

21:04 IST: Review from India. Original decision is out. Decision had to be reversed as there was clear inside edge. Ishant Sharma survives. IND 182-8 after 55 overs.

21:00 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust for India. Dawid Malan holds on to this one at second slip. Shami departs after scoring 2 runs. Second wicket for Anderson. IND 182-8 after 54.1 overs.

20:47 IST: James Anderson asking a lot of questions at the moment. Another brilliant over from him comes to an end. Virat Kohli (58) is batting alongside Mohammed Shami. IND 171-7 after 51 overs.

20:43 IST: OUT! That was Anderson's special. Clips top of off-stump. Ashwin (10) was clueless on that one. Seventh wicket goes down for England. First wicket for Anderson in the match. IND 169-7 after 50.3 overs.

20:41 IST: Review from England. Original decision is not out. Umpire's decision stays as Jimmy Anderson's ball goes down the leg side. Kohli survives again!

20:37 IST: Four runs from Anderson's the first over after tea.Sam Curran to share the ball from the other end. IND 164-6 after 49 overs.

20:33 IST: Virat Kohli and R Ashwin are back at the the centre to continue India's inning. James Anderson will start the proceedings for England in the final session

20:11 IST: TEA and India score 160 for the loss of 6 wickets.

20:07 IST: FOUR! and it's fifty from Virat Kohli. His first in England and 17th overall in Test cricket. IND 153 for 6

20:03 IST: OUT! Hardik Pandya's knock comes to an end. In swinging yorker from Sam Curran traps Pandya right in front. Hardik departs after scoring 22 runs. IND 148 for 6 after 46 overs

20:00 IST: 10 minutes to go for tea. Will Hardik Pandya and Virat Kohli survive? IND 146 for 5 after 45 overs

19:49 IST: FOUR! Dragged down the leg side by Stuart Broad and Virat flicks the ball with ease down the fine-leg boundary. Kohli moves on to 46. IND 142 for 5 after 42.5 overs

19:45 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya collects a boundary on the last ball of Sam Curran's over. It was in the air but went past Stuart Broad at mid-on. IND 134 for 5 after 42 overs

19:32 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli trying to control the situation at the moment for India as he moves on to 37 with a boundary down the fine leg. Hardik Pandya batting on 10 but is living dangerously at the centre. IND 126 for 5 after 39 overs

19:19 IST: Eighth consecutive over from Ben Stokes after lunch comes to an end. India playing to survive at the moment. Virat Kohli (27) and Hardik Pandya (10) at the crease. IND 116 for 5 after 36 overs

19:08 IST: Quick single from Virat Kohli off Ben Stokes as he reaches 1000 runs mark against England, becomes 13th Indian to do so. IND 112 for 5 after 34 overs

18:55 IST: Dropped! Dropped! Dawid Malan drops Kohli at second slip off Anderson first and on the next ball Alastair Cook drops Hardik Pandya on the bowling of Ben Stokes. Lethal bowling from Stokes-Anderson duo at the moment.

18:51 IST: Review from India and Hardik Pandya survives. Aleem Dar ruled Pandya lbw after Ben Stokes ball struck the pad but clearly replay shows that the ball is drifting down the leg side. IND 100 for 5

18:47 IST: OUT! Right through the gate. Stokes rattles Dinesh Karthik's stumps. Fifth wicket down for India as Karthik walks back for a duck.It was also Stokes' 100th Test wicket. IND 100 for 5 after 29.2 overs.

18:45 IST: Maiden from James Anderson against Virat Kohli. Epic contest going on right now. The last ball cut Kohli through in half. He had no idea about that one. IND 100 for 4 after 29 overs.

18:38 IST: OUT! India loose their fourth wicket in form of Ajinkya Rahane (15). Ben Stokes with a teasing line gets the outside edge. Easy catch for Keaton Jennings at third slip.  IND 100 for 4 after 27.4 overs.

18:35 IST: Brilliant contest between Virat Kohli and James Anderson going on right now. Anderson is bowling a teasing line outside off-stump and Virat is trying very hard to control at the moment. Leaving the balls on most occasions while edging the others through the slip cordon. IND 96 for 3 after 27 overs.

18:25 IST: FOUR! Both Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane living dangerously at the moment. Rahane survived an lbw appeal on the final ball of Ben Stokes over. Kohli now edges the first ball from James Anderson, falls short of wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow. IND 92 for 3 after 24.2 overs.

18:14 IST: Two boundaries and a no ball from Ben Stokes to end the first over after lunch. James Anderson to bowl from other end. IND 85 for 3 after 22 overs.

18:11 IST: FOUR! First boundary for India and Virat Kohli in the post lunch session. Wide from Ben Stokes and guided by Virat through gully region for a boundary. IND 81 for 3 after 21.1 overs.

18:10 IST: Virat Kohli (9) and Ajinkya Rahane (8) are at the centre to start the post-lunch proceedings for India. Ben Stokes will bowl the first over for England after lunch.

17:32 IST: Lunch, Day 2. India 76-3 in 21 overs. (Shikhar Dhawan 26, Sam Curran 3-23)

17:28 IST: Spin from England just before lunch. Adil Rashid has been brought on to the attack.

17:20 IST: Ten minutes to go for lunch on day 2. Can Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane survive? IND 63 for 3 after 18.2 overs.

17:12 IST: Now Virat Kohli survives. This is the competition everyone was waiting for. Kohli vs Anderson. Virat edges the ball but Jos Buttler at gully is not able to hold on. Indian batsmen living dangerously at the moment. IND 61 for 3 after 16.2 overs.

17:07 IST: OUT! Dhawan departs. Sam Curran breathing fire at the moment. Swinging ball outside off-stump and Dhawan edges to Dawid Malan at second slip. India in trouble now. IND 59 for 3 after 15.5 overs.

16:59 IST: OUT! Sam Curran picks up second wicket in three balls. KL Rahul walks back for 4 runs after dragging the ball back on to the stumps. IND 54 for 2 after 14 overs.

16:56 IST: OUT! England are in business as Murali Vijay walks back after scoring 20 runs. Trapped in front of stumps. It was the inswinger from Sam Curran that sent Vijay packing. Although original decision was not out but that was a good review taken from England. IND 50 for 1 after 13.4 overs.

16:43 IST: 50 up for India in 11.1 overs. Terrific batting display from both Indian openers. England still searching for their first breakthrough.

16:35 IST: 10 overs are up and it's a solid start from India! Both India openers looking in comfortable now. The ball is still moving around but not as much as compared to the start. Both Dhawan(19) and Vijay(16) are looking to rotate the strike trying to unsettle the bowlers along with occasional boundaries. IND 40-0 after 10 overs. Trail by 243 runs in the first innings.

16:31 IST: First bowling change for England. Left-arm medium pacer Sam Curran introduced to the attack. IND 40-0 after 9 overs.

16:26 IST: FOUR! Beautiful cover drive from Murali Vijay to end the eighth over from Broad. Wide outside off-stump and Vijay pounces on the ball. Pure timing from the stylish batsman. IND 32-0 after 8 overs.

16:13 IST: FOUR! Stuart Broad bowls it full outside off. Dhawan leans on the ball and it was brilliant timing from the left-hander. First boundary for Dhawan. IND 23-0 after 5.2 overs.

16:02 IST: Another huge LBW appeal from Broad and England. Aleem Dar rules not out. England are not taking the review this time as they have already lost one in the previous over. This time it's Shikhar Dhawan who survives. IND 13-0 after 3.1 overs.

16:00 IST: Review from England! Original decision is not-out. Anderson ball hits Vijay on the pads but replay confirms that the ball was going down the leg side. Vijay survives. IND 13-0 after 2.5 overs.

15:57 IST: Beats the outside edge! James Anderson's ball angles across Shikhar Dhawan. Squares him up but misses the edge. IND 12-0 after 2.1 overs.

15:55 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Murali Vijay and India. Gentle push down the ground and the ball beats the mid-on fielders. IND 12-0 after 1.5 overs.

15:51 IST: Cheeky single from Dhawan and that could have been the end for Murali Vijay. Ben Stokes who was running from point misses the stump. Vijay survives. IND 5-0 after 1.1 overs.

15:49 IST: First over from James Anderson comes to an end. Four runs from it. Stuart Broad will share the new ball with Anderson. IND 4-0 after 1 over.

15:46 IST: First runs on the board for India. Murali Vijay opens his account with a single. IND 1-0 after 0.2 overs.

15:44 IST: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay are at the centre to start the innings for India. James Anderson will bowl the first over for England.

Innings Break

England 287 all-out in 89.4 overs. (Joe Root 80, Jonny Bairstow 70, R Ashwin 4-62)

15:35 IST: It's all over for England in the first innings. Shami puts England's misery to an end.

Innings Break!

Mohammed Shami sets Curran up and picks up the final wicket.

15:33 IST: Mohammed Shami to bowl alongside Ashwin from the other end.

15:33 IST: Just two runs from Ashwin's first over. ENG 287-9 after 89 overs.

15:30 IST: It's bright and sunny on day 2 of the first Test. England tail-enders James Anderson and Sam Curran are out at the centre. Ashwin will start the proceedings for India. Slip and a silly point for Curran. Here we go!

15:10 IST: While England on the other hand had an intense meeting, planning out strategies for Indian batsmen.

15:05 IST: Virat Kohli goes in for the warm up session ahead of the start.

15:00 IST: We are just 30 minutes from the first ball on day 2. England were 295 for the loss of nine wickets at stumps on day 1. India will look to wrap up England inning under 300.

15:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of Day 2 of the first Test between India and England at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.

Earlier, electing to bat under slightly damp conditions, the England openers -- Alastair Cook (13) and Keaton Jennings (42) -- had no trouble in dealing with the India quicks as they soon raised 26 runs, before Ashwin was brought in as early as the seventh over of the innings. The off-spinner immediately delivered with the wicket of Cook, even as Jennings survived a dropped chance and a few inside-edges.Cook's departure brought in skipper Joe Root, who together with Jennings started the repair work and forged a 57-run second wicket stand and ensured there were no more hiccups in the opening session.

The tea session saw India pacer Mohammad Shami taking Jennings' (42) wicket in his very first over. Jennings, who did all the hard work facing 98 balls, fell while defending Shami's short-pitched ball which dislodged his off bail. Shami immediately jolted the hosts again trapping new man Dawid Malan (8) plumb in front to reduce them to 112/3 in no time.

Thereafter, Root, who in the meantime got past 6,000 Test runs, along with Bairstow started the repair work with caution. Together the right-handers forged an unbeaten 51-run stand for the fourth wicket and guided England safely to the tea break at 163/3.

The final session is all about the Indian bowlers, especially Ashwin. The experienced spinner bowled some difficult lines to the England batters which resulted in the quick wickets. Root (80) and Jonny Bairstow (70), however, put some fight but some brilliant fielding and bowling from Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav, respectively, saw the departure of both batsmen.

  • Refresh

Just what India needed and planned. Took them just 10 balls to wrap up the last wicket. England could only manage to add 2 runs to their overnight score. This is their fifth lowest score against India batting first at home. They didn't get to the psychological 300-run mark but now have work to do with the ball. India's first aim will be to bat well and see off the new ball. They will start their reply in a few minutes. Don't go anywhere.


Mohammed Shami to Sam Curran

OUT! Inswing, inswing and then an outswing which produces the edge. No fifer for Ashwin. But a good overall bowling performance from India. Shami serves this outside off, it moves away, Curran flirts with it and gets an edge which Karthik doesn't drop. ENGLAND ARE ALL OUT FOR 287.


Mohammed Shami to Sam Curran

Angles this into Curran who moves away and gets hit on his thigh pad.


Mohammed Shami to Sam Curran

Back of a length ball on off, Curran defends it down.


Mohammed Shami to Sam Curran

The ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for Curran.


Mohammed Shami to bowl from the other end.


Ravichandran Ashwin to James Anderson

Short ball down the leg side, Anderson blocks it with a straight bat.


Ravichandran Ashwin to James Anderson

Jimmy has played that off the front foot and into the ground.


Ravichandran Ashwin to James Anderson

Ohh!!! Almost! Ashwin fires this one around off, the ball drifts in sharply and Anderson gets an inside edge towards fine leg. Will pick up a brace for it.


Ravichandran Ashwin to James Anderson

On middle and leg, played to short mid-wicket.

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