India vs England, 1st Test: 5 Talking points from Day 2

Virat Kohli

English cricket team finished the day one with 285 for the loss of nine wickets.

It was the second time in the match that Ashwin had dismissed Cook, England's all-time leading Test run-scorer, this way.

Kohli opened his shoulders late in his knock and finished with a total of 22 fours and a six off his penultimate ball as he successfully hogged the strike to demonstrate his excellent game management.

Ben Stokes could not continue to convert his start into a big inning as he handed over a simple catch to Ashwin on his bowling.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes 100th Test wicket for England Cricket

What made Kohli's innings so special was the amount of patience he showed and the determination he had to make sure India dont' surrender meekly to England, who were breathing fire an hour after the lunch session.

Kohli looked a bit shaky to begin with and was dropped by Dawid Malan off James Anderson on 21 as well but once he had his eye in, he was an immovable force.

Ashwin picked 4/60 on Wednesday, which are his best figures in Test cricket across South Africa, England and Australia as India reduced England to 285/9 at the end of first day's play. I think it was an outstanding effort from them also.

In fear of being bowled out to leave England well ahead, Kohli took over the task of controlling the innings.

Indian central bank raises rates for second time
Sterlingis trading at the day's low despite the Bank of England voting 9-0 for a 0.25% interest rate hike at today's MPC meeting. At the end of 2017, 1.3 million mortgages were trackers and 1.8 million were standard variable rates (SVRs).

That was the last delivery of the over and the next ball saw all-rounder Hardik Pandya missed on nought when Cook dropped a routine first-slip chance off Stokes.

Lokesh Rahul dispatched his first ball to the boundary but dragged his second from Curran on to his stumps.

Overnight batsman Sam Curran (24) was dismissed this morning by Mohammed Shami.

Curran told TMS: "The day had pretty much everything - wickets, runs, good periods, frustrating periods".

Man United promise to back Jose Mourinho in transfer market
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is confident that the club will sign at least one more player before the Premier League's transfer window closes on August 9.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday became the fastest batter to reach the milestone of 7,000 runs in global cricket as captain, surpassing West Indies great Brian Lara.

When India reached Mumbai for the fourth Test of the five-match series, they were already 2-0 up and skipper Virat Kohli was in tremendous form. It then got even better for England as Curran, who was just four when his bowling partner Anderson started playing for England, had Dhawan (26 )caught behind by Malan.

He claimed three wickets in eight balls as he found some movement. And I had total clarity that we are going for the target.

Trump following Manafort updates as trial kicks off
They said he was embezzling money and later lied about it to investigators - before agreeing to flip and testify against Manafort. Gates pleaded guilty in February and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller investigation on "all matters" they deem relevant.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ohio State's Urban Meyer could face termination over assistant abuse claims
Aug 03, 2018 - 11:34
The Smiths are due in court in September and their lawyers did not respond to messages seeking comment Thursday. "I don't know. Meyer said he and his wife, Shelley , addressed the incident with the Smiths, but that's about as far as it went.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vadodara aunty's Kiki challenge video goes viral, cops unhappy
Aug 02, 2018 - 17:20
Video uploaded to Instagram shows Norwood showing off his best dance moves for the so-called #InMyFeelings Challenge . One American teen fractured her skull after attempting the challenge at a roundabout.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology
Aug 02, 2018 - 15:43
Meanwhile the very bright planet Venus pops up in the very low western sky in the evening twilight, but sets shortly thereafter. According to astrophysicists, the axial tilt of Saturn, at 27 degrees explains the change of seasons and atmospheric activity.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zimbabwe Protesters Killed as Nation Awaits Presidential Election Results
Aug 02, 2018 - 15:23
Authorities invoked Zimbabwe's Public Order and Security Act, which allows police to ban public meetings or gatherings. As results have yet to be officially announced by the ZEC sources counting the ballots have said it is "close".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia, Japan join United States infrastructure push in Asia
Aug 02, 2018 - 13:48
Early in his presidency, Donald Trump pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, a key free trade deal in the region. Still, he frequently sought to frame USA companies as the better partners for countries seeking foreign investment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA hits Turkey with sanctions over American pastor's detention
Aug 02, 2018 - 10:59
Other analysts said the sanctions on Turkish government officials would likely harden Turkey's position on other key issues. The US has maintained that there is no credible evidence to support the charges brought against Brunson.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lewis Hamilton wins the 2018 Hungarian GP
Aug 02, 2018 - 10:44
I tried to defend the best I could, as aggressive as I could, but it just ended up being a bit of a mess in the end with the broken front wing and everything'.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why Kate Middleton could travel home for Meghan Markle's birthday this weekend
Aug 01, 2018 - 23:13
The source added: 'She's amazed by what's happened but is taking what he says with a grain of salt. Oh, he also said that Meghan would be better off if he was dead.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Calls Out Mueller for 'Conflicts of Interest'
Aug 01, 2018 - 22:46
Mueller is investigating whether Trump campaign officials worked with Moscow to try to sway the 2016 US presidential election. Trump's lawyer has said he expects Mueller to file a report by September 1.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top I Would Be Willing to ‘Shut Down’ Government Over Border Security
Aug 01, 2018 - 19:53
Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a branch of Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services oversee the facilities. Cheese had a better system for preventing children from being separated from their parents than the USA government.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump claims you need a photo ID to buy groceries
Aug 01, 2018 - 19:47
He issued a vialed threat about a government shutdown unless congress acts to fully fund a boarder wall. Bush expressing amazement upon seeing a supermarket scanner during his 1992 reelection campaign.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CBS board says it will launch independent investigation; Moonves remains CEO
Jul 31, 2018 - 18:02
The departure of Moonves, 68, who has led the company since 2006, would be a blow to the broadcaster. When she rebuffed his advance and asked what he was doing, he replied, "Well, I was hitting on you".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sen. Rand Paul announces he’ll support the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh
Jul 31, 2018 - 17:32
Meanwhile, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network has run ads in West Virginia highlighting Mr. Joe Manchin - the first Democrat to sit down with President Trump's pick for the high court.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Thieves Use Baby Stroller To Pull Off Brazen Shark Heist At Aquarium
Jul 31, 2018 - 17:32
The suspects could also face federal charges in connection with breaching regulations around transporting sharks. Police impounded the truck that was used as the getaway vehicle on Monday at 5.30pm, KENS5 reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What you need to know about the Paul Manafort trial
Jul 31, 2018 - 15:39
Gates pleaded guilty in February to charges of conspiring against the US and of making false statements to the federal government. Manafort remained defiant, vowing to fight the charges.