Team India defeated England in the thrilling encounter played at Nagpur by 5 runs.
It was a brilliant display of death overs bowling by the young sensation Jasprit Bumrah who defended 8 runs in the last over of the match. He stepped up to the task as his variations bamboozled the English batsmen and conceded just two runs off his final six balls.
Post India’s win, skipper Virat Kohli was ecstatic and lauded his team players for showing tremendous character.
Kohli was quoted saying, “It’s important to have belief,” said Kohli. “It was a case of us executing well initially. You don’t want to let momentum slip away in the middle overs, especially with the series on the line. But the way spinners bowled in the middle, and then the effort of Nehra and Bumrah with dew was outstanding. Nehra knew exactly what he wanted to do, Bumrah was asking me every ball what I thought he should do. I told him ‘just bowl what comes naturally to you’.”
He also admitted that the team need to work out on a few aspects. “I played for a bit on that wicket, shot-making was difficult. As soon as I got out, Rahul knew he had to play long. He has all the shots in the book. Good reflexes, hand-eye coordination. Looking forward to Bangalore. There are some things we need to tighten up,” added Kohli.