On the fifth day of Nottingham Test, Virat Kohli-led team India beat England by a huge 203 run margin. After struggling quite hard on the fourth day of the Nottingham Test, middle order of team England bite the dust after the introduction of new ball. It was Jasprit Bumrah who took four wickets in just five overs spell leading team India in strong position again.
With this win, team India manages to survive in the five match Test series but England still lead the series 2-1.
India’s cornered cricketers produced a fantastic collective performance to outclass England by 203 runs in the third Test to keep the five-match series alive, here today.
Needing only a wicket on the final morning, India completed the formalities in only 2.5 overs as England were all out for 317, well short of the mammoth victory target of 521 runs.
India now trail England 1-2 but more importantly got some breathing space after a heart-breaking defeat in Edgbaston, followed by the debacle at the Lord’s. The final wicket was taken by Ravichandran Ashwin, who dismissed James Amderson (11), caught by Ajinkya Rahane.
The heartening aspect was the kind of domination shown by the Indian team in what can easily be termed as a complete performance under Virat Kohli’s captaincy outside the sub-continent.
With the powerful knock of 97 and 103, skipper Virat Kohli becomes the Man of the Match and he evendedicates this win to the victims of Kerala floods.
Scoreboard of the match:
India (1st Innings) - 329 all out
England (1st Innings) - 161 all out
India (2nd Innings) - 352-7/decl
England (2nd Innings) - 317 all out
(With inputs from agencies)