Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow ended up in a minor altercation on Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test as things began to heat up in the fifth and final Test between England and India.
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami carried on from where they left off on Day 2. They extracted movement from the surface and were able to trouble the English overnight batting duo of Bairstow and Ben Stokes.
After a few plays and misses, the chatter from behind the stumps grew and Bairstow seemed to have responded with words of his own. Kohli, clearly unhappy, had a chat with Bairstow before the umpires intervened.
Watch the altercation between Virat Kohli and Bairstow here:
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Meanwhile, as things stand, India is in firm control having posted 416 runs in the first innings. Bumrah went on to scalp three wickets and Mohammed Siraj also took the prized wicket of Joe Root to reduce England to 83/5.
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
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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