Virat Kohli thrilled to have his name on the honours board in Nottingham, especially because his innings helped his team get to a healthy position.
India are now in pole position to win the third test against England. After a superlative batting display over their opponents, India left England to climb a mountain when a 520 run chase had to be completed by the hosts at the Trent Bridge. With over a day’s play to go and England requiring just under 400 runs to win with only six wickets, it looks like India will get back into the series after this match.
After being dismissed for 329, India’s bowling department made sure that England get too close either by ending the hosts’ first innings at 161. After a brilliant batting performance in the second innings by the likes of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in particular, India declared at 352/7 with England needing 520 runs to win over two days of play.
Virat Kohli batted fabulously in the first inning too and scored 97 runs, missing out on a century just narrowly. In the second innings, he made sure of getting the century by scoring 103. This was Virat’s 58th hundred plus score in an international match. Following his brilliant display at the Trent Bridge, he has been awarded with his name being inducted onto the honours board of the stadium. Kohli displayed his pride and satisfaction upon having his name taken but asserted that the team’s victory would come first.
In Nottingham, India have ample amount of time on their side to get the better of an England side in hopes of getting a win. Hampshire and London will play host to the fourth and fifth tests in what is set to be a mouthwatering end to the series.