Kohli's half century guides India to 160 for six at tea

Mohammed Shami's performance and fitness will be key for India in this series

The day began with England managing to add just two runs to their overnight total of 285 runs in their first innings.

Thanks to the knock, he also became the first batsman to score 4 double hundreds in 4 consecutive series and also broke Virender Sehwag's record for most runs by an Indian in one season.

Kohli then topped his 2014 series total in the one knock with a two off leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, added 91 runs.

After England's first innings was wrapped up quickly for a below-par 287, Curran - who was last out for 24 - had the tourists in all sorts of trouble.

Making the most of the two dropped catches by England at 21 and 51, Kohli let out a huge roar in celebration after belting the ball off Ben Stokes for a boundary to bring up his century.

England lost only Alastair Cook in the first session after Joe Root chose to bat in their 1,000th Test against India at Edgbaston.

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Curran (four for 74) took three wickets in eight balls at one stage, but Kohli's crucially was not among them as the India captain instead hit 149 to drag India right back into contention in the first Specsavers Test at Edgbaston.

In fear of being bowled out to leave England well ahead, Kohli took over the task of controlling the innings. "I think to a larger extent that particular thing of doing something in the air is something I consciously worked on", he said.

Virat Kohli's career-best 235 helped clinch the fourth Test in Mumbai by an innings and 36 runs. He did not fish too much with deliveries outside the off stump as the fans were treated to a great contest between Jimmy Anderson (22-41-2) and Kohli.

During the lunch interval the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Jos Buttler had gone to hospital to have an x-ray on his left middle finger.

Just as the partnership was starting to look ominous, left-arm swing bowler Sam Curran dismissed Pandya with a brilliant yorker.

Till the lunch procession intervened, India was on 76 for the loss of three wickets. At the end of the day, India were unable to complete the chase but Virat Kohli's 141 was a clear indication of his brand of cricket.

Curran is an exceptionally promising all-rounder but he was certainly not guaranteed a place in the XI and may not have featured if England had more faith in the fitness of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes. And I had total clarity that we are going for the target.

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