Celebrations galore at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium on Monday as India defeated England by 151 runs to go one up in the five-match test series. The bowlers led a spirited comeback on day five to script a historic victory.
India set England a target of 271 runs in the fourth innings, but the visitors were flattened by the Indian bowlers for just 120 runs. The BCCI posted a video, capturing the player’s reactions and celebrations in the dressing room post the win. They wrote,
“Reliving Lord’s triumph from the dressing room. The range of emotions, the reactions & the aura in the #TeamIndia dressing room post the historic win at the @HomeOfCricket.
It is one of India’s greatest overseas wins: Virat Kohli
The Indian skipper Virat Kohli lauded the team’s performance and stated that this victory ranks as one of India’s greatest overseas victories. He said,
“I am really proud of the team. We have had some amazing overseas wins, but this one is right up there, just because of the belief and character we showed, and that’s been the hallmark of our team.”
Virat Kohli also reflected on the 89 runs stand between Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah on the last day, which shifted the momentum toward’s India.
“Unbelievable, to be honest, we all knew that we are counting on Rishabh to carry us through with the tail and get us the extra runs. We were thinking, okay, 200 will be great, 175-180, we will take that as well to have a crack at them. But 270 was something that we could not have imagined. It just shows in this game when you walk on the field, you have a chance as an individual, and if you have the belief to take that chance, special things can happen.” Kohli said.
It’s a Test match to remember: KL Rahul
India’s opener KL Rahul was awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding century in the first innings. Expressing his elation, KL Rahul said,
“It’s a test match to remember. It cannot get better as a test match. This is what we live for, this is what we have grown up watching on TV and this is what we always wanted to do. Come here in England and win test matches in super super special.”
Rohit Sharma hailed the Indian team’s character and added that each and every player contributed, which is a good sign for the Indian team.
“It’s probably one of the best Test matches we have played. Everyone showed character, to win Test matches like that, you need character and that’s exactly what everyone did, not just one or two guys but all eleven came together and put their hand up at different stages and took the responsibility. That’s a great sign for the team.”
The post ENG vs IND 2021: Watch: Team India Celebrates Lord’s Test Match Win appeared first on Cricfit.