India vs England third test highlights :
- India won by 203 runs
- England were dismissed for 317 in the 2nd innings
- India needed just 4 overs to get the final wicket on Day 5
- Kohli was declared man of the match for his 97 and 103
- England lead the series 2-1
India staged the most epic of comebacks in the third test between India and England. A comprehensive showing with both the ball and bat saw them stun England in their own backyard by a huge 203 runs. In a huge show of strength and spirit, India stunned England after being 2-0 down in the series to bounce back and keep the series alive.
Given no chance of even putting up a fight, leave alone win even a single test match this series after the debacle in Lords, the Indian team was at an all-time low. Failures after failures with the bat had left the Indian team down on the mat, becoming a laughing joke in the world of cricket. However Kohli and co. showed the world that they are not one to shy away from adversity. With their backs against the wall, the side mustered all their talent and cricketing acumen and power to register one of their biggest win against England in England.
Coming back to India vs England third test highlights, the Trent Bridge test was always going to be India’s biggest test till now this series. With another defeat meaning letting go off the series, India had no other choice than to lift up their performances and give the hosts a run for their money. And that is just what one of the best test sides in the world did in Nottingham, putting on a show that will be remembered for ages.
It is not just the margin of victory that makes this win impressive for India. Coming together as a unit in their third attempt this series, India clicked together to put on a well-rounded performance. The batsmen complimented the bowlers perfectly, playing the swinging ball with patience, bringing their A game to the party when the country needed it the most. Kohli, Rahane and Pujara stood tall against England’s pace battery, helping the side to 300 plus totals on both occasions to notch up a mammoth 521 run target.
Going into Day 5 with 9 wickets down and over 200 runs needed with tail-enders Rashid and Anderson at the crease, England knew it was going to be a matter of time before they bowed down in front of the Indians in humble defeat. And it took the Indians just a title over 3 overs to bring the match to an end with Ashwin taking the last wicket to hand India a comeback route in the series.
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