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Can Kohli win it for India?

India needs another 84 runs to win with five wickets in hand. Virat Kohli batting on 43 along with Dinesh Karthik on 18 runs

With 194 runs required to win the first Test, India made hara-kiri in their chase on day three. If not for Virat Kohli, the team would have bundled out. At the end of day three, India were 110 runs on the board for the loss of five wickets.

India still required another 84 runs to win with two days of play still to go in the first Test. Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik (18 not out) was battling it out for India alongside Virat as the final session of the day ended.

Chasing the target, India lost Murali Vijay for 6 runs. Shikhar Dhawan (13), too, followed him soon leaving India with 22-2 on the board. Although, KL Rahul (13) survived for 24 balls but never looked comfortable at the centre. Ajankya Rahane (2) was dismissed after wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow took a sharp low catch. Ashwin came ahead of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik but walked back after scoring 13 runs.

At one point, England in their second innings were tottering at 80 for five wickets but Indian were unable to take the remaining wickets for a low score.  

It was once again James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Sam Curran who bowled with great vigour.

 

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