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Watch: Virat Kohli celebrates after Alex Lees is run out after an intimate chat with him earlier

England needs 378 runs to win the Test match.

With blood boiling in the chilly weather in Edgbaston, Kohli is keeping him warm this way. After heated words of exchange on Day 3 with Jonny Bairstow, Virat Kohli today was seen engaging with Alex Lees. On day 4, India’s second innings ended on 245 runs. England bowlers made a good comeback despite a couple of fifties from Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant. Ben Stokes led from the front with 4/33, while Stuart Broad and Matthew Potts took two wickets each. With 378 runs to win, England started well with openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley adding 107 runs in 20 overs before Crawley fell to Bumrah for 46 runs.

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Lees played out a maiden over from Mohammad Shami, which was a testing one for the young left-handed opener. Players from both sides began walking to the pavilion for tea, England were 107/1. The camera caught Kohli and Lees having an intense conversation which carried on until the duo reached the boundary ropes.

Virat being just Virat

Post Tea play resumed, Alex Lees got run out in the 25th over of the innings. On Jadeja delivery took the inside edge of Lees. The ball went backward square leg. Joe Root called Lees for a single, but the opener was late to respond. In the end, Shami’s throw to Jadeja was on point and Lees found himself 2-3 yards short of the crease. This led to India celebrating widely, with Virat Kohli moving from slips, going across the pitch and then celebrating in front of Lees, who was going back to the pavilion.

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Kohli’s elated celebration

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