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Twitter reactions: England overcome Virat Kohli heroics to win by 31 runs at Edgbaston

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The big question at the start of day four of the first England vs India Test at Edgbaston was how much more could Indian captain Virat Kohli do. The answer, just not enough. However, that is not any reflection of Kohli’s inability by any account. He had a stellar match compiling 200 runs across two innings – the trouble was rest of Indian batters mustered 214 in the match.

England won by 31 runs, registering a thrilling win in their historic 1000th Test with Ben Stokes getting the prized wicket of Kohli for 51 in the 11th over of the day. Overnight batsman Dinesh Karthik was undone by James Anderson in the first over itself after which, Hardik Pandya applied himself well to support Kohli.

Pandya cautiously managed to hit four boundaries, but the going was slow against a disciplined England attack.

With a flick off Anderson towards fine leg, Kohli brought up his fifty but could only add one more run before he tried to play across a Stokes good length delivery and was trapped in front.

Mohammed Shami edged a back of length delivery to Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid picked up Ishant Sharma with a googly in his first over of the innings. Stokes finished off the match when Pandya edged a back-of-length delivery to Alastair Cook at slips as India were all out for 162.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the match:

This article was first published on The Cricket Times.
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