IND vs ENG 2016, 2nd Test: Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli-Led India Put Visitors On Back Foot | Sportzwiki

IND vs ENG 2016, 2nd Test: Twitter Reacts As Virat Kohli-Led India Put Visitors On Back Foot

Riding on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara’s brilliant centuries, India finished the Day 1 of the Vizag Test on 317/4.

Earlier, skipper Kohli won the toss and opted to bat on a pitch that’s been tipped to provide turn right from the second day of the match. However, the Indian openers did not justify their captain’s call and were dismissed cheaply. KL Rahul, who returned after recovering from a hamstring injury, had a forgettable comeback as he was dismissed for a duck by Stuart Broad. Few overs later, the hosts suffered a bigger setback when in-form batsman Murali Vijay returned to pavilion. But that was probably the last time the English players were seen smiling as Kohli and Pujara sent them on a leather hunt. The duo added 226 runs to steady the ship and set the platform for a big score. In process, both players completed their tons. The partnership was finally broken when Pujara (119) edged a James Anderson delivery to the wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. However, the dismissal did not affect Kohli and he continued to dominate England bowlers and well supported by Ajinkya Rahane. With a breakthrough desperately needed, English captain Alastair Cook took the new ball after the 88th over and it worked instantly as Rahane was dismissed by Anderson in the penultimate over of the day. Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin then saw off the remaining overs.

Kohli finished the day on 151 while his Ashwin remained unbeaten on one.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the day’s play:




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