Indian beat England by 203 runs, Virat Kohli dedicates win to Kerala flood victims

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Skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday dedicated India’s emphatic win over India on Wednesday defeated England at Trent Bridge to flood victims of Kerala. This was after his side beat England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge. The visitors now trail the series 1-2 in the 5-match series.

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India’s victory came 37 minutes into the fifth day’s play. After having been outplayed in the first two matches, India’s performance in Nottingham has been a sensational, and one they should most certainly celebrate.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Indian Captain Virat Kohli said, “First and foremost we as a team want to dedicate this victory to the flood victims in Kerala. People are going through a lot. This is our bit we can do.

“The victory was much needed and to have a performance that was so clinical is pleasing for me as captain and the management. All in all it was the complete Test match for us. There was no need to change anything. At Birmingham it was close. As a batting group we spoke that if we step up we will definitely be on top.

“That is what we did. We dominated this game because we got runs on the board. The bowling group was eager to take those 20 wickets again. It was about the batsmen, what could we do to give them that cushion.”

Kohli’s English counterpart, Joe Root, told BBC’s Test Match Special programme, “With the slip catching we do a hell of a lot of work in practice and we’ll be trying to make sure we get right for the next match. We are 2-1 up in the series, it’s not all doom and gloom and we have to look at all the good stuff we have done and take that to Southampton.

“It’s a hectic series so it is important to get away and have a few days at home, so if the guys want to get away it’s up to them. You have to give yourself the chance to be in the right frame of mind.”

The fourth Test match of the series will start in Southampton on 30 August.

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