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


The
Men
in
Blue
eventually
got
the
job
done
in
51.5
overs
with
pacers
producing
a
high
quality
show
to
dismiss
England
for
120
in
a
match
that
saw
a
lot
happening
both
on
and
off
the
pitch.

“Super
proud
of
the
whole
team.
The
way
we
stuck
to
our
plans
after
being
put
in.
The
pitch
didn’t
offer
much
in
the
first
three
days.
First
day
was
the
most
challenging,”
Kohli
said
at
the
post-match
presentation.


Jasprit
Bumrah
battles
bouncers,
verbal
volleys
from
Wood,
Buttler

“The
way
we
played
in
the
second
innings
after
being
put
under
pressure

Jasprit
and
Shami
were
outstanding.
We
had
the
belief
we
can
get
them
out
in
60
overs.
The
tension
in
the
field
in
our
second
innings,
what
happened
there,
helped
us,”
Kohli,
who
had
sledged
Ollie
Robinson
during
the
fag
end
of
the
second
innings,
said.

India
set
England
a
272
run
target
following
an
89-run
stand
between
tail-enders
Bumrah
and
Shami.
The
duo’s
special
was
applauded
by
the
entire
team
which
came
down
from
the
dressing
room
to
welcome
them.

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

“Putting
their
hand
up
was
something
we
were
really
proud
of
and
we
wanted
to
let
them
know
(standing
ovation
for
Bumrah-Shami).
Batting
coach
has
worked
really
hard
with
the
boys.

“They’ve
the
desire
in
them
to
do
well
for
the
team.
We
know
how
priceless
those
runs
are.
The
belief
(from
lower-order)
was
missing
for
a
while
but
now
it’s
back,”
said
Kohli.

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vs
England
2nd
Test:
Virat
Kohli’s
team
underlines
status
as
pace
power
at
Lord’s

It
was
India’s
third
Test
win
at
Lord’s
after
1986
ans
2014
and
the
first
under
Kohli,
who
called
it
a

special
one.

“Have
been
a
part
of
the
winning
Test
last
time
under
MS
(Dhoni).
That
was
pretty
special.
But
this
one,
to
get
a
result
in
60
overs
is
quite
special.
And
especially
with
someone
like
Siraj
playing
for
the
first
time
at
Lord’s
and
he
bowled
superbly.

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vs
England:
Key
Stats,
Post
Match
Presentation,
Highlights
of
2nd
Test

“We
decided
60
is
our
mark.
Crucial
breakthroughs
with
the
new
ball
was
the
right
start
for
us.
Very
happy
with
the
support
(crowd)
we
got,”
he
added.

Both
the
teams
get
a
well-deserved
break
of
nine
days,
before
they
assemble
at
Headingley,
Leeds,
for
the
third
of
the
five-Test
rubber
which
begins
on
August
25.

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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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