Team India skipper Virat Kohli was at his animated best as the visitors closed in on the final day of the 2nd Test at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London. With their tails up, Kohli went hard at the English cricketers as India have tested the winning blood.
Indian bowlers were at their personal best after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami helped Virat Kohli & Co post a challenging total of 272 runs. After their job with the bat, Bumrah and Shami were back with the ball removing both the openers for individual ducks.
W 🏃🏽 W 🏃🏽!
Siraj gets two-in-two and we just came back from a running celebration 😌
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England skipper Joe Root once again tried to bail his side out of danger and managed to do so to some extent. But India kept on chipping in wickets from the other end before Root also perished for a well-made 33.
With the tail up, Virat Kohli had a couple of exchanges with Jos Buttler and Ollie Robinson. Incidentally, the English quick had sledged Kohli while batting and it was payback for the Indian cricketer, who likes to keep his emotions up his sleeves.
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Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami put India on top
India were in a spot of bother after Ollie Robinson got Rishabh Pant out early on day 5. With 209/8, England were fancying their chances to bowl India out and go for a win. But Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami displayed immense grit and determination to toil with the English bowlers and put Virat Kohli & Co on top.
They added a record 89-run for the ninth wicket to set up a target of 272 runs before declaring. Shami remained unbeaten on 56 runs while Bumrah chipped in with 34*.