Virat@22: How Indian skipper flayed England at Edgbaston

Virat Kohli scored a gritty 149 to rescue India and leave the intriguing first Test finely balanced as England were left to rue several missed chances before they ended the second day 22 runs ahead on Thursday

A huge roar in celebration

Making the most of the two dropped catches by England at 21 and 51, Kohli let out a huge roar in celebration after belting the ball off Ben Stokes for a boundary to bring up his century.
This century marks Kohli's 22nd in Tests.
(With inputs from Reuters)

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Kohli scored 149 to rescue India

Virat Kohli scored a gritty 149 to rescue India and leave the intriguing first test finely balanced as England were left to rue several missed chances before they ended the second day 22 runs ahead on Thursday.

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22 boundaries and one six

He continued to punish the England bowlers to notch up 22 boundaries and a six during his 225-ball knock.

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One-man mission

With England's pace bowlers running through India's much vaunted top order to leave them reeling on 100-5, it was left to captain Kohli to string together a series of partnerships as he seemed to be on a one-man mission to overhaul England's first innings total of 287.

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Last man out

India's last two wickets added 92 runs before Kohli was finally last man out after he misjudged leg-spinner Adil Rashid's delivery and was caught by Stuart Broad at point.

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A defiant message to his critics

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.

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