Virat Kohli becomes world’s top test batsman

Stokes claims 100th Test wicket as England make inroads

Kohli's magnificent 149 in India's first innings at Edgbaston was his maiden Test century in England.

However, let's go beyond it for a while and assess what has really gone wrong? He is second to Kohli among the Indians and the team needs to persist with the vice-captain. Everything about their game and the effort they put in is about moving forward.

Yes, no one should take their position for granted.

"I thought we are a bit behind with the lead but Sam Curran took them out of play", he said.

Hardik Pandya joined Kohli in the middle but the duo could could hold the England bowlers at bay for only around 10 overs before the latter fell victim to a misjudged shot. Kohli justified their decision. However, team India won the T20I series against the local team England by 2 - 1 and in the same way, team England won the ODI series against India by 2 -1. You can have gut feelings of all sorts and you can be completely right or completely wrong. We've got a five-Test match series here, so we'll take all the confidence we can.

Whom did Rohit replace in the first instance? "He also went away with England U-19s to the World Cup in his last school year but still completed his exams".

Kohli's captaincy has come in for some criticism. Here's all the things you didn't know about the 20-year-old Surrey youngster. There were a couple of moments when we came back.

"Definitely could have applied ourselves better but I'm still proud of the fight that we showed and it sets up the series really nicely". We don't decide the 11 according to results. Fear not for we have you covered. Who are the regular openers here?

England unsurprisingly called up all-rounder Chris Woakes in Stokes s place on Sunday. Given the sunny overhead conditions in Birmingham, the only certainty then was the match would finish with more than a day to spare.

He played in South Africa, he played against Afghanistan, he plays county cricket and doesn't get picked for England Test.

Today, potential jurors in the trial were asked by the judge whether they were "extremely committed" cricket fans following either the England or India teams. But for Pujara, a Test-match specialist, it will be hard to switch on and switch off. But does it really work that way?

Stokes takes three wickets including prized scalp of Kohli to dash India's hopes of a famous win.

Let's count the number of all-format players in this Indian team. Unlike ODIs, Tests are played now and then and a batsman who plays only one format tends to feel the pressure if he is selected in the squad for an overseas tour but is given the impression that he can never be sure of his place in the Test playing eleven. Playing & scoring 150 in first-class cricket can't compensate for worldwide cricket.

Kohli had entered the Edgbaston Test on 903 points, 13 points behind former opening batsman Gavaskar, and is now ahead of the ICC Cricket Hall of Famer by 18 points.

Read what Ishant had to say about his Edgbaston display here.

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