Ben Stokes Nips Out Virat Kohli With Venomous Delivery; India Stutter Further

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England skipper Ben Stokes snared the wicket of Indian batter, Virat Kohli, for the 6th time in Tests, the joint second-highest, to put the pressure back on the Indian team on Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test.

Kohli walked in after India lost Hanuma Vihari with the lead at 175. The English bowlers were on top and there was considerable movement on offer, being utilized by the veteran duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad.

Kohli started off positively, smashing three boundaries inside the first ten balls he faced. However, he slowed down thereafter, with the Englishmen piling on the pressure with dot balls.

Watch: Ben Stokes Nips Out Virat Kohli With Venomous Delivery; India Stutter Further
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Joe Root, Ben Stokes. (Photo: Twitter)

Although the pitch hasn’t worn out much, Stokes managed to get one delivery to jump up out of nowhere, which surprised Kohli. The ball brushed the gloves of the 33-year-old and went to Sam Billings, who fumbled but had Joe Root to thank. The former skipper was aware and grabbed the ball on the second bounce.

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Watch Virat Kohli’s dismissal here:

England playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (wk), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

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India playing XI: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah (c)

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