Root's 'mic-drop' mocked as India shade day-one honours

Root's 'mic-drop' mocked as India shade day-one honours

Root's 'mic-drop' mocked as India shade day-one honours

English cricket team finished the day one with 285 for the loss of nine wickets. The five-match Test series saw Kohli dismissed six times behind the stumps to a probing off stump line.

India's record is even more impressive, with 37 scores of 50 or more, including 17 centuries - a 45.9 per cent conversion rate.

Jos Buttler was then lbw for a second-ball duck to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who took four wickets for 60 runs in 25 overs, as he played across the line.

Gundappa Viswanath (1880), Dilip Vengsarkar (1589), Kapil Dev (1355), Mohammad Azharuddin (1278), Vijay Manjrekar (1181), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1157), Farokh Engineer (1113), Cheteshwar Pujara (1061) and Ravi Shastri (1026) are the Indian batsmen who have scored 1000-plus runs against England.

The second session started as the first had ended, with a wicket.

Particularly the hour either side of lunch when you had Sam Curran announcing himself with three quick wickets, James Anderson in the middle of a great spell of bowling - at Virat Kohli - and all kinds of things happening. In fact, his total beat the combined scores in his 10 previous innings in England from India's five-test tour in 2014.


It may have taken Broad a while to get Rahane, an average of 46.3 balls per wicket, but he still picked him up cheaply - twice caught by keeper Matt Prior and a screamer at third slip by Gary Balance in the fifth test.

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

But just as they threatened to dominate their 1,000th Test, Root was cut off in his prime - run out, short again of a 14th Test century which has eluded him for the past year. "It just happens to be the ball before I got out, and suddenly there's a huge hoo-hah about the pigeon", he laughed it off.

Shikhar Dhawan was the second highest run-getter after Kohli, scoring 26 at the top of the order.

England opener Keaton Jennings says he is "cool" with Indian skipper Virat Kohli's "mic drop" celebration after his teammate Joe Root's dismissal in the opening Test here as everyone is entitled to do it their own way.

The next session could well prove crucial, can England get deeper into the India batting lineup or can Kohli restore some calm?

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