England hero in the Leeds Test, Ollie Robinson, has revealed how he successfully dismissed the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, triggering a spectacular batting collapse for the visitors. Joe Root’s side went on to win the third Test by an innings and 76 runs on the fourth day of the match.
Robinson told Sky News, “It was nice to get him after he hit me for two fours in the over. It’s always the same plan for Virat – fourth or fifth stump and hope he nicks it.”
Playing only the third Test of his career, Robinson picked up his second five-wicket haul as he finished with an impressive spell of 5-65.
The England fast bowler said that the victory in the Leeds Test was ‘very special.’
“It’s something you dream about as a kid. To get it at Headingley, where I started my professional career, is very special. We knew that I enjoyed bowling here. I was excited to play for England here and use the conditions and facilities they have . It’s special for me to get five-for and a win.
Robinson, who was declared Man Of The Match, said that bowling alongside English legend James Anderson was ‘an absolute honour.’ He said, “To learn from him every day since vie been in the England team has proven my game no-end. Hopefully will keep learning from him and improving.”
Kohli told BBC’s Test Match Special that it was ‘very difficult’ for his side to get back into the match after being bowled out for just 78 runs in the first innings. He said, “We were always up against it from the first innings, not enough runs on the board and it’s very difficult to get back into the game. But we did not give up, their consistency with the ball this morning put us under a lot of pressure and they bowled much better. Robinson has bowled a lot in England and swings the ball both ways, so in these conditions he was a real find for them.”
The five-match Test series is currently levelled at 1-1.
Scores in brief:
India 78 (Anderson 3-6) & 278 (Pujara 91, Kohli 55, Robinson 5-65)
England 432 (Root 121)
England won by an innings and 76 runs