Root quickest to 6000 Test runs in terms of time

Root quickest to 6000 Test runs in terms of time

Root quickest to 6000 Test runs in terms of time

Showing how much the England paceman was in charge that series, Anderson only took on average 12.5 balls to dismiss Kohli, getting him edging each time - once caught behind, once at second slip and twice by Alastair Cook at first slip. In the final session of the day, India didn't begin well with England progressing as Jonny Bairstow (70 off 88 balls, 9x4s) brought up his 18th Test half-century off 72 balls.

England's first innings lasted just 10 balls into yesterday's second day, with the hosts adding a mere two runs before they were dismissed for 287 in what is their 1,000th Test.

The missed chances allowed Kohli to reach an unbeaten 53, stroking nine fours.

This will be one of the key battles of the Test series as the No1 Indian batsmen takes on the No1 England bowler. Kohli rubbed salt into the wound by blowing kisses in the direction of Root and putting his finger to his lips.

Ravichandran Ashwin, who ended the day with four wickets, inflicting the bulk of the damage for the visitors. He also did the "mic drop" gesture in imitation of Root's celebration of his one-day series-clinching hundred against India at Headingley.

Curran was given a lucky let-off when he was dropped by the diving wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik off Shami's penultimate ball of the day.

India have always been criticised for their poor close catching but England, with the tourists still on 100 for five, dropped two slip chances of their own, with Malan reprieving Kohli off Anderson.

The duo then put on 48 runs for the sixth wicket as India looked to rebuild.

Dawid Malan had an lbw scare against Ashwin, up the pitch and just outside the line on impact, only to go the same way to Shami when the seamer pinned him from round the wicket.

AFTERNOON SESSION (India 160-6, England 287): What a session that was, it was Test cricket at its best - high drama, tension and sporting intensity.

The Bengal fast bowler, who picked up two wickets, said that although he did not play in too many games, he was focused when he practised at the National Cricket Academy.

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