first_imgVirat Kohli scored arguably the best hundred of his career in the most dramatic circumstances on the second day of the first Test against England at Edgbaston. The captain single-handedly brought India right back into the Test match even as none of the other batsmen stood around him.Kohli carved his way to a maiden Test hundred in England in only his first Test series as captain there, and in 64.5 overs, he sent a Ben Stokes delivery to the boundary and reached his century in 172 balls. And his actor-wife Anushka Sharma was there to witness the big moment for her husband.Kohli celebrated his hundred first with a loud ‘come on’ and then he held out his wedding ring that hung around his neck, showed it to the world and kissed it to show his delight.It were the horrors of 2014 that he left behind and it was evident in the way he played after scoring that hundred. In the next 53 deliveries he played, he smashed 48 runs, including eight boundaries and one six.Also read – India vs England 1st Test: Virat Kohli’s 149 leaves series opener wide openIt was after that in the last delivery of the 76th over that Adil Rashid got his wicket with Stuart Broad taking a catch at backward point.As Virat Kohli walked out of the ground showing his bat around acknowledging the applause he received, Anushka Sharma stood in the Indian box clapping and cheering for her husband with the look of sheer [email protected] encouraging King @imVkohli for 149 .#couplesgoals pic.twitter.com/RUSlG7fdodRaaj STR (@rajstr686) August 2, 2018Kohli then looked towards her, smiled and showed his bat again to celebrate his epic knock.Also read – Best batsman on planet: Cricket world pays tribute to Virat KohliEarly on Day 2, Mohammed Shami removed Sam Curran to end the England innings at 287 runs. India started their reply on a strong note with Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan adding a 50-run partnership for the opening wicket. However, things soon started to fall apart as Sam Curran and Ben Stokes ripped through the middle order.Vijay, Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Dinesh Karthik all returned to the pavilion under 30 runs but Kohli stood at one side, waiting to get a partner to stitch an innings.Also read – Virat Kohli slams 1st Test hundred in England, dedicates it to Anushka SharmaHe found that partner in Hardik Pandya, who he added 48 runs with for the sixth wicket. Pandya then departed with the scoreboard reading 148/6 in 45.6 overs and Kohli was at 47 runs then.After Pandya’s departure till Kohli’s dismissal, 126 runs were added to the Indian scoreboard. Ravichandran Ashwin (10), Mohammed Shami (2), Ishant Sharma (5) and Umesh Yadav (1) scored a total of 18 runs. It was Virat Kohli who added 102 runs to scoreboard with the tailenders assisting their captain by just trying to stay at the crease.Indian innings ended at 274 runs, trailing by just 13 runs and Kohli had score 54.38 per cent of the Indian runs.England then came back to bat and at the stroke of stumps, Ashwin bowled out Alastair Cook in a similar manner as the first innings and England ended the day at 9/1 in 3.4 overs.last_img

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