People stopped believing in us but we didn't: Virat Kohli
- Author: Angelo Rivera Aug 22, 2018,
Aug 22, 2018, 23:11
He finished Day IV of the third Test at Trent Bridge with five wickets.
England cricket fans are up in arms over the "absolutely ridiculous" decision to charge admission for Day 5 of the third Test against India.
England resumed the day at 311-9, with James Anderson and Adil Rashid at the crease.
Lastly, Kohli was proud of the fitness levels of his pacers.
That changed, however, when Pant dropped Buttler on one. I know what I'm capable of doing. Had an idea of Buttler since both of us played for Mumbai Indians (in the IPL).
England coach Trevor Bayliss said the first innings collapse to 161 all out was the decisive aspect in the Test and urged his batsmen to be wiser with their shot selection. England had better control percentages than India in the first two Tests.
While there are questions marks surrounding some of the spots in England's top order, they can usually at least rely on Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root for runs, but both have failed to hit a hundred on home soil since the Edgbaston Test against the West Indies a year ago.
"You can't just blast batsmen out in Tests, as proper lines and lengths are important".
"We're working extremely hard on it".
"The victory was much needed at this stage of the series and to have a performance like that, which was so clinical in all three departments, is something that was pleasing to me as a captain", said Kohli at the presentation ceremony.
"He is striking the ball well in the nets, and I wouldn't say necessarily that he is out of form. It was about the batsmen, what could we do to give them that cushion". As a batting group we spoke that if we step up we will definitely be on top. He pointed to Buttler's maiden Test century in a second innings stand of 169 with Ben Stokes as the template, as well as his opposite number, Virat Kohli, making exactly 200 runs for the second time this series.
But the second new ball put paid to any illusions of a miracle from the hosts. So, we had to make flawless use of it. "We targeted taking one wicket at a time", he said. "People are going through a lot", Kohli said.
Vince, the Hampshire captain who plays his cricket at the Ageas Bowl, scored 147 against their win against Nottinghamshire. In fact, my first spell in the Ranji Trophy was 10 overs. They also agreed to refund those who had bought fifth-day tickets in advance, after admitting: 'We slept on the day-five pricing policy and, frankly, we got it wrong'. "We didn't want to get rolled over".
That said, the latter could make way for Moeen Ali, fresh from a double-century and eight wickets for Worcestershire at Scarborough, should the pitch call for two spinners.
"The hundred was really satisfying". "It has been a long time coming, and a few months ago it was a million miles away".