India defeated England in the fourth Test to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
England vs India, 4th Test: India defeated England by 157 runs in the fourth Test played at The Oval. With this, Team India has made a 2-1 lead in the series of 5 matches. Indian captain Virat Kohli is very happy with this victory. After winning the match, Virat Kohli said that it is one of the top three bowling performances of the Indian team in whatever he has seen as a captain.Also Read – WTC 2021-23 Points Table: With a historic win over England, India beat Pakistan, the team reached the top
During the award ceremony, Kohli said, “Whatever I have seen as a captain, this is one of the top three bowling performances of the Indian team. And it’s been wonderful to see. We believed as a team that we could all get ten wickets. I think the best thing in both the matches (Lord’s and The Oval) has been showing the team’s spirit. We never play with the mindset of saving the match (draw). We play to win and are really proud of the spirit the team has shown. Also Read – India vs England, 4th Test: Fans furious over the MoM given to Rohit Sharma, asked – why was Shardul ignored?
Bumrah bowled impressively in the match, bowling Ollie Pope (02) and Jonny Bairstow (00) in the second session of the day. Kohli said that Bumrah himself was trying to bowl at that time. He said, “When the ball started to reverse swing, Bumrah said let me bowl, he cast that spell and with those two big wickets, the match turned towards us.” Also Read – India vs England, 4th Test: PM Modi giddy with Team India’s victory, congratulated in an interesting way
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 6, 2021
Kohli admitted that Shardul Thakur’s all-round performance was very important in the team’s victory. “You talked about his performance. Rohit’s innings was superb. What Shardul has done in this game is in front. With his two fifties, we were able to beat the opposing team.
England captain Joe Root also said that Bumrah’s spell changed the course of the match. He said, “Credit should be given to India, they got the ball reverse swing and it turned out to be a turner. Not getting anything from today’s match was disappointing. We thought we had a chance to win. We could have taken more lead in the first innings, and you have to take chances against world-class players.
— ICC (@ICC) September 6, 2021
Rohit Sharma was adjudged man of the match for scoring 127 runs in India’s second innings. This is Rohit’s first century in Tests played abroad. He said, “I wanted to play on the ground. It was special to score this century. We were aware of the importance of big scores in the second innings. This is my first century on an overseas pitch. The three-digit figure (century) was not on my mind. After taking the lead, our effort was to bring them under pressure.” (with language input)