A long partnership for the third wicket between Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli came to an end on a high note today as the visitors lead by 466 runs at tea on Day 3 of the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Kohli got his second century this tournament. While Kohli scored 103 runs before being getting out, Pujara also contributed a huge part by hitting 72 runs. After the humiliating morning session for the England squad, both the Indian batsmen made it even tougher for the English players to take a wicket. This time the weather condition was in the favour of the Indian team. On the other hand, the England players looked very much helpless against the batting combination of Virat and Pujara.
After Pujara’s wicket, the Indian skipper and Rahane made an unbeaten 46-run partnership and increased the scorecard to even higher level.
KOHLI SURPASSES DHONI
It’ s for the second Test in this series where Kohli scored 50+ runs in both the innings. In his spellbinding cricketing career, Kohli achieved this record for the fifth time as a captain, leaving behind MS Dhoni (4 times) and MAK Pataudi (3 times).
Kohli also reached 50 runs for the fourth time in this tour. The only batsman who has done this more often in a Test series in England is Gavaskar. He reached this milestone 5 times in 1979,
Kohli also crossed 700 runs in the ongoing England tour. He scored 871 runs in his last tour against South Africa.