New Delhi: India vs England 3rd Test Day 3 Trent Bridge: India captain Virat Kohli picked up the Man of the Match award for scoring 200 runs in the Nottingham Test. By receiving his 6th man of the match award, he pipped Mahela Jayawardena and is now just behind Imran Khan for Asian Test captains to win most Man of the Match awards.
The Indian captain also joined Kapil Dev to win maximum Man of Match awards against England in Tests.
Indian captain Virat Kohli dedicated the Nottingham Test win to the Kerala Flood victims and wife Anushka Sharma. Meanwhile, after the Indian 203 run victory over England, Anushka Sharma gave the team a standing ovation after they ensured to stay alive in the five-Test series 2-1. England still leads but India will be a more confident side at Southampton in eight days time.
Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli brought up his 23rd Test century and then blew a kiss for his wife Anushka Sharma who was in the stands rooting for her husband. The actress has been travelling with the English team in England. This hundred from Virat Kohli sets up the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge perfectly as India has a lead in excess of 400.
After falling three runs short of his 23rd Test century during the 1st innings at Trent Bridge, Kohli made sure he got to the three-figure mark, the second time around.
Kohli also joined Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to score most 400-plus runs in a Test series among Indian captains.
Meanwhile, en route to his 23rd Test ton, the Indian skipper went past former Indian skippers MS Dhoni and MAK Pataudi in scoring fifty-plus runs in each innings of a Test match among Indian captains.
This was an essential knock, as trailing 0-2, India had made a strong comeback at Nottingham. They did that by bowling the hosts for 161 runs and the take a 168-run lead.
The current India skipper has done it five times, whereas Dhoni, Pataudi has done it four, three times respectively.
Meanwhile, soon after his ton, he departed for 103. By then already put India in the box seat. This also happens to be the Indian captains fourth slowest ton. The best thing about Kohli is how easily he straddles formats, which separates him from the rest. He also narrowly missed out on scoring 6000 runs as captain in Tests.