5 - When the Indian captain scored his half-century, he joined Vijay Hazare (89 in 1952), Mansoor Ali Kahn Pataudi jr (64 in 1967), Ajit Wadekar (85 in 1971) & Mohd Azharuddin (121 in 1990) as the 5th Indian to register a 50-plus in his very first inns as captain in England!
"Personally, it was obviously a pretty special day for me with the ball", said Curran. He was dropped by Dawid Malan at first slip on 21, edged three times short of fielders behind the wicket, then glanced another edge through the right hand of the diving Malan when on 51.
"Credit to a great innings there", he said.
"I can't see it becoming an issue throughout this game or moving forward, but it makes entertaining cricket for everyone to watch - which is exactly what you want in Test cricket".
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Root tried to steal a second run off Ravichandran Ashwin but Kohli ran quickly, picked up the ball and threw it in one swift motion to knock down the stumps with a direct hit. He added that the three dropped catches off Kohli, and four overall (including off Pandya), worked well in India's favour.
In his previous ten Test innings in England, Kohli had made just 134 runs at an average of less than 14.
While rest of the Indian batsmen succumbed to England's probing pace, skipper Virat Kohli stepped up to fire his 22nd Test century on Day two of the first Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Kohli was finally dismissed by Adil Rashid, with his 149 coming off 225 balls with 22 fours and one six.
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He batted for almost five hours and faced 225 balls, including 22 fours and a six.
He dominated a last-wicket stand of 57 with Umesh Yadav, who made just one, with India just 13 runs adrift at 274 all out.
Earlier, Curran's wicket-taking burst began when Murali Vijay (20) was lbw on review.
Lokesh Rahul dispatched his first ball to the boundary but dragged his second from Curran on to his stumps.
The next ball, the first of a new over, saw Hardik Pandya dropped on nought when Cook floored a routine first-slip chance off all-rounder Stokes.
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