Cricket News: In India, cricket is often referred to as a religion. It is, however, no different for Indian cricket fans around the world, as evidenced by Team India’s historic success at the Oval, where they defeated England by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. While the crowd continued to support India throughout the five days, their delight knew no bounds when India won a Test match at the Oval for the first time in 50 years.
The fact that India had squandered a 99-run lead in the first innings when they were bowled out for just 191, added to the significance of the victory. However, they were able to claw their way back into the game courtesy of their batting performance in the second innings, which enabled them to set England a difficult target of 368 in the final innings. Later, their bowlers kept up the fine job and, while first having no success, waited patiently before bowling the home team out for 210.
Following that, not only the squad but even the Indian fans at the venue celebrated. As the popular Bollywood music “Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje” from Salmaan Khan-Aishwarya Rai blockbuster “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” began to play, some fans even danced to the drum beats. Fans were also spotted dancing and singing the song in unison to celebrate India’s victory.
Here’s a video of the incident:
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Meanwhile, skipper Virat Kohli was overjoyed with the victory, praising India’s bowling performance as one of the best he has seen as the group’s leader. Overall, he was pleased with the Men in Blue’s on-tour demeanour.
“The team’s character in coming back from a 100-run deficit demonstrated that we were not out of the game. I said the same thing at Lord’s: I’m proud of the character, and it’s among the top three bowling performances I’ve seen as India captain. It’s all relative; the field wasn’t wet like the first three days, the ball got scuffed up wonderfully, one side was heavier, and reverse swing was perfectly utilised. We were confident as a group that we could take all ten wickets “At the post-match presentation, Virat Kohli stated.
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