India vs England: Pumped up Kohli in fiery mood on Day 1 of pink-ball Test


India bowled out England for just 112 inside two sessions as spinner Axar Patel and R Ashwin spun a web around the visitors on Day 1 of the day-night third Test on Wednesday.

In reply, India began cautiously but lost two wickets in the last session. Gill, however, survived after the TV umpire ruled him not out in the third over after England claimed for a catch.

The incident stirred up a controversy when his catch was ruled out.

The instance happened at the start of India’s first innings when Shubman Gill was on strike, facing veteran Stuart Broad under lights.

Broad’s delivery caught Gill’s edge and flew low towards Stokes in the slips. The on-field umpire gave out as the soft-signal but the TV umpire was quick to spot that the ball had touched the ground before Stokes completed the catch.

While the English camp was bemused with the TV Umpire’s decision, India skipper Virat Kohli, on the other hand, was surprised at England’s appeal.

Kohli was in an aggressive mood throughout the day in Ahmedabad and it reached its tipping point when England skipper Joe Root was dismissed lbw by Ashwin. Kohli celebrated the wicket fiercely and even dropped the F-bomb. He even pulled off the famous chainsaw celebration, which was synonymous with Brett Lee and Sourav Ganguly.

Earlier, Ishant, only the second Indian fast bowler after Kapil Dev to play in 100 Tests, fittingly took India’s first wicket in the third over as he dismissed opener, Dominic Sibley, for a duck. Thereafter, it was all Ashwin and Patel show as the duo bamboozled the England batsmen to complete the submission.

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