Batsmen have shown a lot of discipline, says KL Rahul


The
Karnataka
opener
made
a
sublime
129
in
India’s
first
innings
total
of
364,
which
laid
the
foundation
for
a
great
Indian
victory
at
England
cricket’s
most
celebrated
venue.

He
stitched
together
an
opening
wicket
stand
of
fellow-opener
Rohit
Sharma,
who
made
an
equally
compact
83.

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“I’ve
been
looking
at
it
every
morning
to
see
if
they’ve
put
it
on
permanently.
They
haven’t

it’s
still
a
temporary
piece
of
paper
(name
on
the
honours
boards),”
Rahul
said
in
a
lighter
vein
during
the
presentation
ceremony..

India
made
364
in
the
first
innings
and
though
England
took
a
27-run
lead,
the
visitors
came
back
strongly
to
make
298
for
eight
in
the
second
essay,
setting
the
hosts
a
target
of
272,
which
they
never
looked
like
chasing.

“To
put
on
360
on
the
board
was
really
crucial,
very
happy.
Been
here
for
a
couple
of
months
now
and
been
working
really
hard
on
our
skills.

“Even
in
the
first
game
at
Trent
Bridge
the
batsmen
have
shown
a
lot
of
discipline,”
he
added.

Role reversals for Bumrah and Shami as they play redefining knock with the batRole
reversals
for
Bumrah
and
Shami
as
they
play
redefining
knock
with
the
bat

India
were
209
for
eight
in
their
second
innings
and
the
match
could
have
gone
either
way
before
Jasprit
Bumrah
and
Mohammed
Shami
came
to
their
rescue
with
an
unbeaten
89-run
stand
for
the
nint
wicket.

It
was
kind
of
role
reversals
for
Bumrah
and
Shami,
who
primary
lead
the
Indian
bowling
attack,
as
they
dug
in
deep
with
a
steady
partnership,
which
in
the
end
proved
crucial.

Bumrah battles bouncers, verbal volleys from Wood, ButtlerBumrah
battles
bouncers,
verbal
volleys
from
Wood,
Buttler

With
the
game
headed
for
a
tense
finish,
words
were
exchanged
on
the
field
regularly
and
Bumrah
was
peppered
with
a
lot
of
short
balls
and
verbal
volleys
from
the
England
camp,
which
he
dealt
with
elan.

Rahul
sought
to
played
down
the
issue,
saying
it
happens
it
the
heat
of
the
monent.

“That’s
what
you
expect
with
two
competitive
teams

great
skills,
and
a
few
words
as
well.
We
don’t
mind
some
banter.
You
go
after
one
of
our
guys
and
all
XI
of
us
will
come
back,”
added
Rahul.

Both
the
teams
go
for
a
nine-day
break
before
the
squads
re-assemble
in
Headingley,
Leeds
for
the
third
of
the
five-match
Test
series
on
August
25.

India spurred on by verbal volleys as Kohli calls Lord's win a special oneIndia
spurred
on
by
verbal
volleys
as
Kohli
calls
Lord’s
win
a
special
one

There
is
not
much
of
a
break
after
that
as
back-to-back
Test
matches
will
follow
at
the
Kia
Oval
in
London
(September
2
to
6)
and
Old
Trafford,
Manchester
(September
10-14).

India
are
eyeing
their
first
Test
series
win
in
the
Old
Blighty
since
2007.

They
have
lost
three
successive
series
since
then,
two
under
Dhoni
and
the
last
one
under
Kohli
and
will
be
hoping
to
set
the
record
straight
this
time.



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