Attention quickly shifted towards a jubilant Kohli, who blew kisses at Root and mimed his opposite number's "mic drop" celebration from the one-day series.
Showing how much the England paceman was in charge that series, Anderson only took on average 12.5 balls to dismiss Kohli, getting him edging each time - once caught behind, once at second slip and twice by Alastair Cook at first slip.
"If we can come out and be pretty relentless in the way we go about hitting our areas, at some point, you don't actually know what a good score is until both sides have batted", Jennings said. Ashwin sent back Cook for 0 with a dismissal similar to the first innings.
During the lunch interval the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Jos Buttler had gone to hospital to have an x-ray on his left middle finger. In fact, his total beat the combined scores in his 10 previous innings in England from India's five-test tour in 2014.
R Ashwin (4-62) opened the bowling in the morning but couldn't get his fifth wicket, instead finishing with his best haul in Test cricket across South Africa, England and Australia. I'm sure within the five-match series there will be plenty of that stuff going on.
Joe Root and Keaton Jennings of England try to usher away a pigeon during the Specsavers 1st Test between England and India at Edgbaston on August 1, 2018 in Birmingham, England. "I was working on simplifying my actions a bit and make sure I can get more body into the ball, try create something in the air and it worked really well", he said.
But Curran struck three times in eight balls before India eventually took lunch at 76 for three.
They had been well-placed at 216 for three on Wednesday thanks to a partnership of 104 between captain Joe Root (80) and Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow (70).
It was nearly an easy-going partnership for the opening duo as they brought up 50 off just 70 balls before the drama began.