India thrashed England in the third Test by 203-runs at Trent Bridge to stay alive in the five-match series. In their pursuit of 521 runs for victory, England resumed their innings at 311/9 on day 5 and lasted a little over two overs before losing the final wicket of James Anderson (11) to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. England’s innings closed at 317. Virat Kohli led his team from the front and scored 200 runs in the match which also boosted the confidence of his teammates. Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah who seemed to be inspired a lot from their captain’s showdown had pyrotechnics of their own. Both the players took five wickets each in first and second innings respectively.
Following their win, social media social media got all fiery and congratulated the team in their own unique style. A Twitter handle by the name Virat Kohli FC posted some stats from the match. “India Beat England By 203 Runs And Won The 3rd Test Match. By Captain Virat Kohli 5-Wicket Haul For Jasprit Bumrah 7 Catches By Rishab Pant 7 Catches For KL Rahul Wonderful Comeback By Indian Team. Congrats,” he tweeted.
Another user tweeted: “imVkohli Dedicating the victory to the Kerala people!!! Much respect Kohli!! Hope u ppl win the series from here!!! #ENGvIND.”
Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag tweeted, “Well done! Congratulations to the Indian cricket team on the resounding win at Trent Bridge. Great team effort to win this after being 2-0 down, must be an exciting remaining 2 test matches . Best wishes.”
Here are some reactions –
Buttler is on his way to become another example of the possibility of a successful multi-format player. It is possible. Well played, Jos ???????? #EngvInd
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 21, 2018
.@imVkohli is adjudged the Man of the Match and he dedicates this award to the flood victims in Kerala. ❤ #PlayBold #ENGvIND
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) August 22, 2018
A Test series in England v Pakistan in 1974:
1st Test @ Leeds July: Eng’s target 282, reached 238/6 end of 4th day. 5th day washed-out!
2nd Test @ Lord’s Aug: Eng’s target 87, reached 27/0. 5th day washed-out!
Today’s weather @ Trent Bridge: mostly cloudy, little rain!????#EngvInd
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 22, 2018
Indian fans to Bumrah when Anderson comes to bat ????#ENGvIND #INDvENG #Bumrah pic.twitter.com/tM87Ejld5i
— Saurabh Shinde ???? (@imsgshinde) August 21, 2018
Many congratulations to the Indian team on the victory at Trent Bridge. They showed a lot of character after being 2-0 down and am very happy with the way most of the batsmen applied themselves, and the bowlers were clinical too. Well deserved ! #ENGvIND
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 22, 2018
As I said … patience ????#ENGvIND
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) August 21, 2018
Well done! Congratulations to the Indian cricket team on the resounding win at Trent Bridge. Great team effort to win this after being 2-0 down, must be an exciting remaining 2 test matches . Best wishes.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 22, 2018
With this emphatic win, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri will take a sigh of relief. BCCI had warned the duo of consequence if India lose series to England. “The Indian team can’t complain that they were not given enough time to prepare. When we lost the South Africa series, the players spoke about tight scheduling and lack of practice games. It was after speaking to them that we decided that white ball matches will be held before the Tests,” a BCCI official told PTI.
India are still to announce their team for the next two remaining Test.