Virat Kohli’s Team India stunned England team by winning the losing Test match where the Indian fans thought they would have to draw. Test cricket can be seen for whole 90 overs can be seen for such a victory.
Day 5 Highlights: India sealed win as Pacers on Fire
India’s pace attack should be given full credit. Not only with the ball but also with the great innings played by Mohammad Shami (57 not out) and Jaspreet Bumrah (34 not out) on the fifth day, cricket fans will always remember.
After Rishabh Panth and Ishant Sharma were dismissed in quick succession at the start of the fifth day, the match seemed out of hand, but India returned to the match in a record-breaking partnership between Shami and Bumrah.
Collapse of England Batting: Siraj at his best
England collapsed with a big target of 261 runs which India gave them after tea. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley were out for 1 run. Joe Root (30) alone, but could not hold for long. Towards the end, Jos Butler (25) and Oli Robinson (9) batted for almost 10 overs to try to win the match for England.
But in the end, England fell to the pair of Jaspreet Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj. Mohammad Siraj (4-32) proved himself again as India’s match-winner. Besides, Jaspreet Bumrah (3-33) is great again. Besides, Ishant Sharma took two important wickets. As a result, India won by 151 runs and went ahead 1-0 in the series.
England vs India-Post match interview: Kohli happy with his team’s performance
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli: “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. 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. Siraj playing for the first time at Lord’s and he bowled superbly.”
England Skipper Joe Root: Unfortunately we couldn’t quite manage to see out today which is very frustrating. But there’s still a lot of cricket to be played in the series. We went from a very strong position where we looked like we would win the game to losing. More than anything just got a few things wrong. That partnership, they did pretty well.