India vs England 3rd Test Day 5 Trent Bridge: It was a return of favour in a way! India captain Virat Kohli blew a kiss to wife Anushka Sharma after getting to his 23rd Test ton at Trent Bridge. His wife returned the favour by giving a standing ovation to Virat Kohli-led team India after they beat England by 203 runs to stay alive in the ongoing five-match Test series 2-1.
It was on Day 4 of the Test when India captain reached his 23rd Test ton, which also happened to be his fourth slowest. The century set up the win nicely for India as the visiting team took a lead of 168 runs to set a target of 521 for the hosts to win. With a win, nearly a dream, England did well to push the game into the last day. That was possible, thanks to the partnership between Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler of 159 runs.
Here is the video of wife Anushka giving that standing ovation.
Apart from dedicating the Nottingham win to the Kerala Flood victims, here is what Virat Kohli said in the post-match presentation.
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“A complete Test for us. There was no panic, and we were outplayed in only one game out of the last 5, and that was Lord’s. We dominated in this game because we put runs on the board and then the bowlers did well, they were waiting and ready, even Ashwin did well with his injury. The bowling was ready to take 20 wickets again, and I’m glad the batsmen stepped up. So we, as batsmen, did well to give them a cushion for the bowlers to go hard.”