Despite Indian captain Virat Kohli’s half-century in the second innings, India fell short by 31 runs while chasing 194. While fans lauded the skipper for his stirring performance, they were disappointed with other players for not supporting him and roasted them brutally.
England defeated India by 31 runs to win the first Test of the five-match series at Edgbaston. Despite a stirring performance from Indian skipper Virat Kohli, the visitors could not win the closely-fought match.
The fourth day too witnessed a scintillating performance by the skipper, who scored his first Test hundred on the English soil during the first innings. Netizens along with cricketers lauded the captain for carrying the team on his shoulder brilliantly and leading from the front. The cumulative score of other batsmen, on the other hand, became a butt of jokes online.
In what was a bowlers’ match, the real difference between the sides was in the batting. England had an 80, a 70, a 63 & a 42; after Kohli’s 149 & 51, our next best was 31. Our batsmen let us down. But it was a great Test match nonetheless.