Virat Kohli hundred, Pujara fifty set up Trent Bridge Test for India

Annette Crawford
August 21, 2018

He also joined an elite club comprising of Zaheer Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to become the third bowler to register a fifer at Trent Bridge.

The Indian skipper went past Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Steve Smith who all scored 15 Test hundreds while leading Australia.

Kohli was rarely troubled though as he pushed towards three figures.

2 - Virat Kohli has scored centuries in both the Test matches where he got out in the 90s in this format.

Vice-captain Jos Buttler attempted to counter-attack and hit 39 off 31 balls, but England were still 168 runs adrift when he was caught in the deep off Bumrah.

He tried to attack but only edged to give a catch at slip off Anderson.

Sunday's play started with a flurry of India wickets, the tourists losing their last four for 22 runs in 19 balls after resuming on 307 for six.


After lunch, Kohli continued his sedate partnership with Pujara as the duo went about their business in style.

But the exit of left-handers Alastair Cook (29) and Keaton Jennings (20) on that total sparked a collapse that saw eight wickets lost for 74 runs. Overall, he is the sixth Indian batsman to achieve this feat.

Pujara faced 208 balls and struck nine fours.

Kohli and Rahane then batted with goal as India's lead continued to swell with time. After Pujara's dismissal Virat Kohli still carried on and brought up his 23rd Century in Test Cricket.He celebrated in his usual style with a flying kiss to his wife Anushka Sharma, He missed a century in the first innings when he was dismissed on 97 trying to drive Adil Rashid, but he made no errors this time around as he completed his century.

England´s one-day gloveman Buttler took over behind the stumps.

It could be seen in the manner Pujara took his sweet time to get going, even as Kohli set off quickly for the day. Kohli and Cheteshwar, the overnight batsmen, with the other remaining batsmen will be keen to strengthen the team's grip on this Test and put up a total which will be out of England's reach.

Anderson though bowled a superb spell in the morning and didn't let the batsmen score easily.

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