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

Broad has struggled with an ankle injury since the Test series against Pakistan

Broad has struggled with an ankle injury since the Test series against Pakistan

Before the start of play, Virat Kohli was said to have had an "informal chat" with match referee Jeff Crowe, who reminded the India captain of his responsibilities after his controversial celebration of Root's dismissal on Thursday.

Root was looking set to get a big one but a brilliant piece of fielding from Kohli saw the right-hander getting run-out for 80.

"But he did nick a lot of balls outside off-stump that didn't carry as well".

England reached stumps holding a lead of 22 runs, with Joe Root to join opener Keaton Jennings at the crease when play resumes on day three.

The rest of the session was a case of damage limitations for the tourists with India heading back to the pavilion on 63 for three - captain Virat Kohli on nine not out and Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on eight.

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

England's 20-year-old seamer understandably had mixed feelings in just his second Test.

Thanks to Kohli, India was eventually dismissed for 274 - for a first-innings deficit of 13 runs - having been 3-59, 5-100 and 7-169 at various stages.

Kohli was one of two players, along with David Warner, to record twin centuries in that Adelaide Test.

Interestingly, Vinod Kambli became nostalgic after watching Virat Kohli celebrate his ton and reminisced his playing days. But the very fact that Kohli plays all three formats so well makes him a more hard player to stop [for any captain].

Earlier, Jos Buttler was taken to hospital after injuring his left middle finger attempting to take an extremely tough chance off Kohli at gully, but an X-ray revealed it was bruised rather than broken. Karthik had dropped Curran on the opening day off the same bowler. He stitched together a 48-run partnership with Pandya and then 21 for the seventh wicket.

Anderson bowled tidily in the morning but did not break through until late on, when he bowled Ashwin and had Mohammed Shami edging a drive to Malan. India got off to a near flawless start with the opening duo of Murali Vijay (20) and Shikhar Dhawan (26) putting on a 50-run stand.

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.

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