Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday completed his 10 years in international cricket while playing against England in the third test at Nottingham.
Kohli (97) who missed on his ton went on to become the highest run-getter as team India captain in away tests.
Kohli went past 1693 runs in just 30 tests breaking the previous record of the former skipper, Sourav Ganguly who took 46 matches to score the above no.of runs.
Day 1 went in team India’s favor as the tourists ended 307/6. Apart from Kohli, Vice-Captain Ajinkya Rahane looked in good touch. He scored 81 runs and set a partnership of 159 runs for the 4th wicket.
Earlier the openers Shikhar Dhawan (35) and KL Rahul (23) played well as compared to the first two tests. They added 60 runs for the 1st wicket but couldn’t flourish afterward. Cheteswar Pujara too got out for just 14 runs.
Chris Woakes picked 3 wickets to give early blows to team India.
Kohli got out to Adil Rashid after he failed to play against the line of the bowl. Earlier a wonderful delivery from Stuart Broad and a sharp catch by Alaister Cook removed Ajinkya Rahane as England gained back some control in the third session.
At the end of day’s play, Debutant Rishabh Pant was batting for 22 runs. Hardik Pandya (18) got out to James Anderson off the last delivery of Day 1.