India’s victory in the second test of a 5 match series against England in the home of cricket Lords was enthralling and one of the finest moments in the Indian cricket history.The end of Day 4 and the start of the fifth day saw India was almost on the losing end, but they sure changed things around.
Team India Sealed The Win On 5th Day
After declaring 272, India had given the England side 60 overs to hold the fort and draw the match. However, this also meant, if India wanted to win, they would have to get the host all out before the stipulated overs.So before the fourth innings of the Lord’s Test, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen giving his teammates a motivational speech.
Kohli’s Motivational Speech To His Co
“For 60 overs they should feel hell out there,” Kohli was heard saying before the Indian team began their run-chase.
The speech surely proved effective as Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley went sent back in quick succession. Indian pacers Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Ishant Sharma got the English side packed and packed back to the pavilion.While Joe Root top-scored for the hosts with 33 runs as England were bowled out for 120 in their second innings and eventually became an embarrasment for the team
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"If I see someone laughing, then see. This 60 overs you shield field like hell." – Virat Kohli in the team huddle
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Kohli’s Performance In The Match
Apart from involving in a heated exchange with James Anderson, Virat Kohli has had a quiet series with the bat so far. The first match of the series saw him getting out on a duck in the first, while he did not gt to bat in the second innings of the rain-affected match. In the second match of the series, Kohli got stats but failed to score big. He could only manage 42 runs and 20 runs respectively across two innings.
This is the new Indian team who holds the capability to attack anytime and inflict hope among its fans.It was an absolute teamwork by the team holding their nerves to clinch an historic win at Lords against their hosts England.