Team India scripted a historic 151-run triumph against England at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Monday.
Indian bowlers dominated the proceedings on the final day, bundling out the hosts for 120 to win the contest. Pacer Mohammed Siraj picked up a four-wicket haul for 32 runs in 10.5 overs, including three maidens.
Apart from Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami also bagged crucial scalps to help India register only the third win at the venue. Bumrah bagged three scalps while Ishant picked up two wickets. Shami also earned one wicket in the innings.
After the sensational victory, Kohli revealed that the banter on the field between the English players and Indians helped his side produce a tremendous performance.
“What happened in the second innings with our bowlers, bit of tension on the field, really helped us, really motivated us to finish this game,” said Kohli at the post-match presentation.
Indian opener KL Rahul, who smashed a scintillating century in the second Test, said that if someone goes at one of their players, then the rest of the ten guys will get together to give it back.
“As a team, we are not shy to say a word or two. If someone goes at one of our players, then the rest of the ten guys get really pumped as well. Because that’s the kind of team we are, that’s the kind of team atmosphere and bonding we have that if you’re going after one of our guys, then it means you’re going after our whole team. So like I said, the bowlers were really keen to go out there and have a crack, and we all wanted to be in the middle and give it all in the 60 overs we were going to bowl,” said Rahul in the presser.
The Indian players also expressed happiness and joy while reacting to the epic win on social media. Indian skipper Kohli took to Twitter and wrote: “What a game of cricket. Everyone stepping up love the commitment and attitude. Way to go, boys.”
What a game of cricket 👌
Everyone stepping up, love the commitment and attitude. Way to go boys 🇮🇳 💪 pic.twitter.com/hSgmxkLiiP
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 16, 2021
Here is how other players reacted:
Every single one of us wanted this win, you could see it, you could feel it and watching it play out was incredible. pic.twitter.com/cJJ6PpcHm5
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 16, 2021
A win for the ages 🏆🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/gNxXaazwRd
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) August 16, 2021
Super team effort and a memorable victory! 🇮🇳
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) August 16, 2021
Can’t put into words the feelings that we’re going through after that win! So proud of the whole team 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FRH20cbujl
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 16, 2021
Full efforts is full victory! 🇮🇳
Well done boys!!!
Jai hind!! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SqlPnfakML
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 16, 2021
We were hungry, had desire and we showed it! Everyone turned up and we leave Lord's with a win that we won't forget soon. We take this momentum and move on. pic.twitter.com/xG9kaWtdU6
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) August 16, 2021
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) August 16, 2021
One for all and all for one 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/0RoiJDiQfL
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) August 16, 2021
Wins like these!! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/VrM3NwDMo8
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) August 16, 2021
What a test match!! 2 days on the bounce now!! #INDvENG Top team effort and well done to all the boys🤩🤩👌👌
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 16, 2021