The home side's dominance, ... On the second day, Virat was dropped twice by Dawid Malan, first when he was batting at 21 (on James Anderson's bowling) and then at 51 (when Ben Stokes was bowling).
Kohli celebrated the dismissal with a "mic drop" gesture, pretending to drop an imaginary microphone, just as Root had done a month earlier when he clinched the one-day worldwide series with a second successive hundred.
On 97, Stokes dropped short and Kohli leaned back to punch the ball through point for four, before letting out a loud roar in celebration. He forged a 48-run stand with Hardik Pandya for the sixth wicket and once Pandya fell, Kohli slowly looked to get runs and keep the scoreboard ticking and go as close to England's' total as possible.
Root tried to steal a second run off Ravichandran Ashwin but Kohli ran quickly, picked up the ball and threw it in one swift motion to knock down the stumps with a direct hit.
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But Kohli's superb 149 took India to 274 all out, just 13 runs adrift of England's 287.
It was a classic captain's knock as he kept his calm while wickets tumbled on the other end and along with the last three batsmen, he added 105 runs to leave the intriguing first Test finely balanced.
Earlier, the cricketers were asked by BCCI to stay away from their wives or girlfriends during the Test series and that all WAGS had to return home.
That was when Sam Curren was thrown the ball and in the spate of eight deliveries the left-arm pace ace got three wickets.
Anderson was rewarded for his efforts with 2-41 while Adil Rashid, brought on to bowl at the tail, trapped Ishant Sharma lbw before dismissing Kohli to finish for 2-31.
Curran is an exceptionally promising all-rounder but he was certainly not guaranteed a place in the XI and may not have featured if England had more faith in the fitness of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes.
Initially it looked like they could be set for a long, hard day in the field, with India's openers reaching 50 without a scare.