Virat Kohli celebrates Joe Root's dismissal with a mic-drop gesture

Ashwin is the second fastest cricketer to 200 Test wickets

Virat Kohli and co. will aim to reanalyze their plans and strive to come back stronger.

He was soon slipping off his wedding ring from around his neck and kissing it in a defiant message to his critics who had blamed for his poor form during the 2014 England series, when he averaged just 13.40, to his now wife Anushka.

In the first innings of the match, Virat Kohli scored 149 runs and helped India to reach closer to the target of England.

Kohli was on 97 when No 11 Umesh Yadav walked out to bat, with India 217 for nine in reply to England's first innings 287. He had only mustered 134 runs in 10 innings four years ago and Kohli has already crossed that mark in his first outing on this tour.

On a day when Virat Kohli confirmed his class and Sam Curran his colossal potential, Ben Stokes' best Test spell since September should not be diminished by comparison.

It was not Kohli at his very best from the get go - he was dropped twice by Dawid Malan in the slips and saw his edge caught twice more by James Anderson - but he battled like few can to give his side a chance in the match. Dhawan and Murali Vijay (20) did the hardwork of seeing off the new ball with a 50-run stand but it all went awry after that.

He also did the "mic drop" gesture in imitation of Root's celebration of his one-day series-clinching hundred against India at the batsman's Headingley home ground last month.

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Two balls later Curran dismissed KL Rahul for four via an ugly flat-bat drag-on.

Such was the dominance of the 29-year-old captain, the next top scorer for India was opener Shikhar Dhawan with 26.

Ajinkya Rahane (15) and Dinesh Karthik (0) joined the procession to make it 100 for 5 before Hardik Pandya (22) added 48 with his skipper.

On Thursday, spectators once again witnessed India's batting order getting collapsed as Virat Kohli fought a lone battle.

But Curran struck three times in eight balls before India eventually took lunch at 76 for three. "It was a frustrating partnership, but we've just got to be positive going into tomorrow".

Anderson was rewarded for his efforts with 2-41 while Adil Rashid, brought on to bowl at the tail, trapped Ishant Sharma lbw before dismissing Kohli to finish for 2-31.

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