England vs. India: Virat Kohli class gets India back into the Test

Ravi Shastri Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg Team India Victory Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mohammed Shami

India got all-out for 274, trailing England by 13 runs in the first innings. But before start of play their captain Joe Root did this summer's series a good turn when he made it clear he was not going to be harbouring any grudge against Kohli over the "mic-drop" gesture with which the India captain mocked his opposite number after running him out for 80 here.

After he was the last man out with about 30 minutes left of the day, Kohli was given a standing ovation around Edgbaston, with England fans also showing their appreciation of one of cricket's box-office talents.

Curran used conditions to good effect as he trapped Vijay leg before, got KL Rahul (4) to play a lazy shot and then Dhawan edged one to the slip cordon.

Overall, England lost their six batsmen within the final session of the first Test.

With the visiting bowlers seemingly clueless in their attempts to break the partnership, it took a display of supreme athleticism from Indian skipper Virat Kohli to put an end to their 104-run stand and, yet again, deny Root a century.

He was soon slipping off his wedding ring from around his neck and kissing it in a defiant message to his critics who had blamed for his poor form during the 2014 England series, when he averaged just 13.40, to his now wife Anushka.

The hosts resumed at 285 for nine and only two runs were added in 10 deliveries before Sam Curran, on 24, pushed at Mohammed Shami and was safely pouched by wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik.

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli follows the ball after playing a shot during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

The opening duo of Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan got the visitors off to a good start with Dhawan looking the more risky of the two despite some good bowling by Stuart Broad and James Anderson.

Then new England vice-captain Jos Buttler was lbw for a second-ball duck, pushing forward to Ashwin - and after Ben Stokes poked a catch back at the off-spinner, it was left to Curran and Adil Rashid to limit the damage. He still struggled to read which way Anderson was swinging the ball and the pace bowler found the edge of his bat four times. 50-0 quickly became 59-3 as Curran took three wickets in eight balls, dismissing each of India's top three. "I suppose it's pretty disappointing for him personally not to go on and get a really big score", he said.

Curran hit the flawless length as first-change bowler and immediately trapped Vijay lbw in the 14th over.

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