Kohli Praises His Bowlers!
Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli hailed his bowlers, saying, "this is amongst the top 3 bowling performances I have witnessed as Indian captain" after Team India defeated England by 157 runs in the 4th Test at Oval on Monday.
Chasing India's target of 368, England was 77 for no loss at stumps of Day four. A collective effort from the Indian bowlers saw the hosts get the bowl out for 210 on the final day to hand India an unassailable lead of 2-1, with the final Test due to be played in Manchester later this week.
Umesh Yadav dismissed the final 3 batsmen - Chris Woakes, Craig Overton and James Anderson, while the other wickets went to Jasprit Bumrah (2 for 27), Ravindra Jadeja (2 for 50) and Shardul Thakur (2 for 22).
As India ended their winless streak of 8 matches at the Oval, registering their first Test victory at the venue since 1971, a thrilled Kohli said that he is proud of the character his side showed in the match.
Bumrah with 4 wickets became the fastest Indian pacer to 100 Test wickets, surpassing Kapil Dev, who took 25 matches to reach a century of scalps in the whites, while Bumrah took a game less.
Rohit Sharma scored a century to help India put up 466 runs in their second innings. Kohli also heaped praise on Thakur for his all-around show, where he picked up three wickets and scored twin half-centuries in the Test.
With two Test wins each, Kohli was earlier tied with Kapil Dev in the list of most victories in the most extended format in England as India captain. The latest win in the Oval Test meant Kohli has surpassed the legend in the list.