Virat Kohli dedicates win to Kerala flood victims

Silvia Morton
August 22, 2018

India's seamers bowled with controlled aggression and intelligence as they removed England's top four in the morning session.

India took only 17 balls to wrap up a 203-run victory over England on the final day of the third Test at Trent Bridge.

This was the visitors second Test win in Trent Bridge, with their previous win coming back in 2007.

"First and foremost we as a team want to dedicate this victory to the flood victims in Kerala", Kohli said, after India's 203-run victory.

Adil Rashid finished unbeaten on 33, after Jos Buttler's maiden Test century on Tuesday had helped England take the match to a fifth day.

It also represented a remarkable turnaround following their innings and 159-run loss in the second Test at Lord's.

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England, whose captain Joe Root won the toss and fielded, slumped to 161 all out in their Hardik Pandya´s five for 28 the medium-pacer´s maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

England´s Jos Buttler (L) is greeted by India´s captain Virat Kohli (C) as he leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 106 during the fourth day of the third Test between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, central England on August 21, 2018.

"The players are really proud of what they've done in this Test too". Johannesburg earlier this year was the only time Indian pacers took all 20 wickets.

"You look at the second innings and the partnership between Buttler and Stokes and that's a real lesson to our side in how to play Test match cricket".

Defeat on Day 5 will see England's lead in the five-Test series cut to 2-1, setting up an exciting fourth Test encounter at Southampton starting next Thursday.

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