New Delhi, August 16 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli praised bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami for their “excellent” partnership that helped India win the second Test against England at Lord’s by 151 runs after a dismal battle collapse of the hosts.
India’s back end of Shami and Bumrah frustrated England with a stand of 89 runs before away captain Virat Kohli declared after lunch 298-8.
“Super proud of the whole team. The way we stuck to our plans. Pitch did not offer much the first three days. But the way we played in the second innings, under pressure, from Jasprit and Shami was excellent. We thought that with 60 overs to go we could have a crack and they were excellent, ”said Virat after the match.
“The second half of the day we thought we were on top and our fans came after us. We also feed the amount of the amount. The best gift we can give to India, but we have three more test matches and we can not sit on the laurels. One had gut feeling but I like to go with my instinct. ”
Indian batman KL Rahul was declared the Match of Man. “Really happy that a hundred could create a victory for India. Put in bats we had to go out and give the team a good start and put a total, the opening partnership was really crucial. We have been here for a few months and worked hard on our skills. At Trent Bridge, we showed discipline, really happy and excited that we could go out and put on a show like that.
“With two competitive teams, you will see a lot of heart and good skills and some words. We do not mind a little teasing, but if you go after one of our guys, all eleven will come right back. It made us go and the bowlers were really pumped to go out and have a crack. Really happy with the performance, ”he added.
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