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Root run out sparks England collapse, controversial Kohli send-off

Root run out sparks England collapse, controversial Kohli send-off

On his run out with Bairstow, who scored 70 as England staggered to the close at 285-9, Root said: 'No-one does anything like that on objective.

However, Kohli rubbed salt into the wound by blowing kisses in the direction of Root and putting his finger to his lips, as if to quieten crowd of more than 18,000. "That's how he celebrated and that's cool", he said - and offered a positive spin on a disappointing day for the host side, with Root's demise the first of a six-wicket collapse after tea that saw them close on 285 for nine. "Everybody is entitled to celebrate how they want to".

The home team was in command after winning the toss in its 1,000th test match, but captain Kohli swooped on the ball with the score on 216-3, running out opposite number Joe Root for 80 with a direct-hit throw on the turn from midwicket after Jonny Bairstow had called for an ambitious two.

Bairstow, who had shared a stand of 104 for the fourth wicket with Root, chopped a ball from Umesh Yadav on to his stumps for 70 before Jos Buttler was trapped lbw by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for nought.

But, not for the first time, he failed to convert a century into a hundred, although the fault lay as much with Bairstow as Root.

At stumps, Sam Curran was 24 not out and James Anderson unbeaten on nought.

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When Root reached his century in England's victory over India in the one-day worldwide at Headingley last month, he dropped his bat in the manner of a singer dropping his microphone after a show-stopping performance.

From round the wicket, he bowled Alastair Cook - England´s all-time leading Test run-scorer - for 13 with an excellent ball that pitched on middle and hit the top of off stump.

It was Root's own version of the gesture that signed off the one-day series victory by England at Headingley a fortnight ago.

Keaton Jennings came for the press conference earlier and he denied India held the upper hand. Opting to bat, England consolidated their position despite losing Cook early, reaching 83 for one at lunch.

Malan, who survived an lbw appeal from Ashwin, was then leg before to Shami as he played back.

"Overall, the fast bowlers bowled well too, and we combined well with him", said Shami.