Indian cricket team surely the most competitive, invisible, and dominant side. Their side had showcased their true class of cricket skills, team spirit, and partnership in their recent series they had played.
They had overcome all the criticizes people put on them for only winning in their home ground.
The skipper Virat Kohli and his side not only played very well in their ground but also in away matches and showed the world, that no one can match them at any cost.
That’s the thing people love about the Indian side, they compete with the big teams and let their youngsters showcase their abilities. Like they did against Australia and secured the Test series win.
Even they also involve the captain during the team selection which creates a bigger impact on the team as well. That’s why they dominate in every format.
Their winning streak series goes on; it seems like the World Test Champions final would be their next final target.
Indian Dominance Continues
India vs England T20 tied when England won the fourth match. Yesterday night, both teams fought for the final match. England won the toss and decided to bowl first that’s the mistake the English captain did.
Because India threw the bombshell over their opponent when the skipper Kohli came to open the match, which surely unusual and surprising for the bowling side.
Kohli’s Surprise Opening with 80 Runs
Virat Kohli managed to build up a great partnership with Rohit Sharma. Kohli scored 80 runs not out and let his team set the big marginal score of 224 runs. The duo outclassed the English bowlers with the thrilling and lethal batting skills that showered the heavy runs over the scoreboard.
The England side did well in the beginning, only Jos Butler and Dawid Malan scored above 50. Indian bowling side also showcased their pace and swing as Bhuvenswar Kumar got 2 wickets Butler was one of them.
While Butler got dismissed, he and Kohli had some heated word exchange when butler heading towards the pavilion.
English side struggled in many ways, although they have won matches when they had batted second. Their backup bowling Sam Curran and Jordan couldn’t deliver the expected performance.
One of the interesting things, England surely struggling to recognize the position for Ben Stokes in the shorter format.
They need to do it before the T20 World Cup. Even the former England player Kevin Peitersen criticized the batting order and stokes coming at 6.
There’s no doubt, Indian side exploded and their plan B worked in defeating England in 5th final test clash.
Post-Match Skipper’s Thoughts:
England Captain Eoin Morgan shared his thoughts after the match, “[It has been] Extremely productive.
To play a strong India team in their conditions was fantastic. Ideally, we would have played on wickets that turned more just to get that exposure. Regardless of the result, we are looking to grow and get better.
We played some really good cricket. There are a lot of positives to build on.”
On the other side, King Kohli said, “It was a complete game for us. We outplayed the opposition. The fact Rishabh and Shreyas didn’t get the chance to bat and still got close to 230 is a testament to how we did with the bat.
“I have batted in different positions in the past but I feel we have a solid middle-order now. Now it is about the two best players getting the maximum number of balls in T20 cricket. I would like to partner Rohit at the top.”
There’s no denying that, Virat had managed to take his young side to the next level and helped them to boost their confidence. Such a winning series will surely fall in their court. Their next target to be the World Champion in longer format and beat New Zealand to lift the trophy.
It looks like, Indian side ready to compete in the upcoming T20 series, and no doubt they might be the favorites as well.
Although they will get the home advantage, don’t forget the last T20 when they knocked out in the semi-finals.
Test Series dominated, T20 done and dusted. Now Indian side ready for the 50 over challenge ODI series of 3 matches against England. The way Virat Kohli and his young side performed throughout this tournament so far, ODI would be much easier to compete for them. THE first ODI match will be played on 23rd March.
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