London: Team India defeated England by 151 runs in the second Test match played at the historic ground of Lord’s on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the 5-match Test series. After this explosive victory at Lord’s, Team India shattered the pride of the England team. Captain Virat Kohli admitted that an act of the England team ignited the fire of victory in us.
Kohli told what was angry about the players
Let us tell you that in this test match, the players of India and England were seen clashing with each other. Apart from cricket, the game of sledding was also being played on the field. On the fifth day of the Test match, England players were attacking Jasprit Bumrah’s body with dangerous bouncer balls. Bumrah hit the ball twice on the head. Kohli was watching this incident while sitting in the balcony of Lord’s. Kohli looked very angry with this.
This act of England ignited the fire of victory
This incident heated up the whole atmosphere and ignited the fire of victory inside Team India. Shami (56 not out off 70 balls) and Bumrah (34 not out off 64 balls) put England out of the match with a partnership of 89 runs for the 9th wicket. Kohli said, ‘This tension on the field really inspired us to win and finish the game early.’ After this, India gave a target of 272 runs in 60 overs to England. Siraj, Bumrah, Shami and Ishant together bundled England for 120 runs to give India victory at the historic ground of Lord’s.
Shami and Bumrah showed fierce form
After the match, Kohli said, ‘I am proud of the whole team. The bowlers did not get help for the first three days of the pitch, but we implemented our strategy well. The way Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah batted under pressure conditions in the second innings was unmatched. This is where the atmosphere was created which helped us further.
Such a lost bet turned
Kohli said, ‘The lower order batsmen don’t get many opportunities to make such partnerships and whenever we have been successful, then our lower order has contributed. Kohli said that the team understood that it would be difficult to score 272 runs in 60 overs but 10 wickets can be taken.
Lions of India roared at Lord’s
Kohli said, ‘We knew that we can take 10 wickets. A little tension on the field inspired us. We wanted to encourage Shami and Bumrah and that’s why we handed them the new ball. He also got us wickets immediately. This is India’s third win at Lord’s. Earlier, he had won here in 2014 under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Kohli was also a part of that team.
Kohli said this about Dhoni
Kohli said, ‘I was part of that team in 2014 along with Dhoni bhai, but today it was amazing to win in 60 overs. Mohammad Siraj was playing at Lord’s for the first time and he bowled brilliantly. Nothing can be a better gift for Indian fans than this win.
England captain gave this statement after losing to India
England captain Joe Root said that his team did not play according to the conditions, but at the same time promised to return in the next matches. Root said, ‘We have not been able to handle these types of situations properly, but there is a lot of cricket to be played in this series and we will come back. As a captain, I take responsibility. We made mistakes, but the credit for the victory goes to them (India). Root said, ‘As a team, we have played five-match series before and we can come back.’
KL Rahul said this by becoming ‘Man of the Match’
Indian opener KL Rahul was adjudged man of the match for his first innings century. With this, he has also got his name written on the Honors Board of Lords. Rahul said, ‘I am checking that board everyday to see if they have written my name. We had to give a good start while batting first. It was necessary to score more than 350 runs in the first innings and that is what we did. We will continue to perform like this in future also.