Cheteshwar Pujara elated after Trent Bridge Test win: Onto the next one

first_imgIndia took just 17 balls on day 5 of the third Test to take England’s last wicket and win the match by 203 runs on Wednesday.In their pursuit of 521 runs for victory, England resumed their innings at 311/9 on the final morning and lasted a little over two overs before losing the final wicket of James Anderson (11) to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. England’s innings closed at 317.The victory was India’s seventh victory in England and also their third highest margin of victory in terms of runs against England.READ – India complete historic Test triumph in England: Recapping all seven victoriesIndia skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday dedicated India’s third Test victory against England to the people of Kerala, who have been suffering for days now due to the flood in the state.READ – Virat Kohli breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record as Test captainWe as a team want to dedicate this win to the flood victims in Kerala. (Applause from the crowd). A tough time there, and this is our bit that we can do,” Kohli said after being adjudged man-of-the-match at the post-match presentation.READ – Virat Kohli dedicates historic Test triumph to Kerala flood victimsKohli was named man-of-the-match for his spectacular 97 and 103, Kohli said his wife Anushka Sharma was his biggest motivator who kept pushing him to do better.READ – Anushka Sharma keeps me motivated, I dedicate my innings to her: Virat Kohli”I want to dedicate my innings especially to my wife. She’s motivated me a lot, kept pushing me. She’s the only one who keeps me positive out there,” Kohli said.advertisementIndian cricket team continued their celebration in the dressing room as the players shared photos on social media.A great win by the team! So thankful to be a part of this brilliant squad. Onto the next one! #ENGvsIND pujara (@cheteshwar1) August 22, 2018Satisfying feeling after a fantastic team effort! Will enjoy this win today and take it one game at a time. Thanks to all the fans whove stood by us. #ENGvIND (@ajinkyarahane88) August 22, 2018Team work makes the dream work.Brilliant team effort to clinch the win and a fifer to cherish forever. bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 22, 2018Top performance by the boys! Amazing game and a great win. Kohli (@imVkohli) August 22, 2018Celebrating a good victory with a good mate! #TeamIndia #ENGvIND Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 22, 2018Earlier on day 4, India pacer Jasprit Bumrah wrecked the English line-up to return with five wickets. He was complimented well by the senior pro Ishant Sharma (2/70) while fellow quicks Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya contributed with one wicket apiece.The home side’s innings would have folded up on Tuesday itself, but the in-form duo of Jos Buttler (106) and Ben Stokes (62) delayed the inevitable with a 169-run fifth wicket stand.Bumrah however ended their partnership with the wicket of Buttler before Pandya sent back the injured wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow for a duck.With the team tottering at 231/6 and more than three sessions to spare, it was only a matter of time for the visitors to clean up the English tail that wagged a bit in the form of Adil Rashid (33 not out) and Anderson (11) taking the game to the final day.This is how social media reacted to India’s win -Openers. Pujara and Rahane. Hardik and Bumrah. Ishant and slip catching. And Run Machine Kohli. Lots of positives from just one Test match. #EngvIndAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 22, 2018India have been tremendous this week … Batted,Bowled & Caught better than England … Its great for Test Cricket to have such a close series … #ENGvINDMichael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 22, 2018Fabulous spell of fast bowling by @jaspritbumrah93. A good fightback by #TeamIndia with every player contributing. #ENGvIND Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 22, 2018Many congratulations to the Indian team on the victory at Trent Bridge. They showed a lot of character after being 2-0 down and am very happy with the way most of the batsmen applied themselves, and the bowlers were clinical too. Well deserved ! #ENGvINDVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 22, 2018And it’s all over. Congratulations India.for the great fight back to win this test. This was a clinical victory and good to see so many players contributing well.Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 22, 2018Well done! Congratulations to the Indian cricket team on the resounding win at Trent Bridge. Great team effort to win this after being 2-0 down, must be an exciting remaining 2 test matches . Best wishes.advertisementVirender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 22, 2018Job done..Big win.. Congratulations Team India for winning the 3rd Test.. lots of positives going forward indian seamersHarbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 22, 2018India now trail the five-match rubber 1-2 as they proceed to Hampshire for the fourth Test, starting August 30.(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Zidane: Benzema injured in Clasico

first_imgReal Madrid Zidane dismisses Benzema holiday injury rumours Dom Farrell 23:41 1/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) KarimBenzema - cropped Getty Images Real Madrid Karim Benzema Gareth Bale Numancia v Real Madrid Numancia Copa del Rey Primera División The striker was rumoured to have suffered an injury while on vacation but his manager has scotched such suggestions Zinedine Zidane insists Karim Benzema suffered his hamstring strain during El Clasico amid on-going speculation the striker was in fact injured while on holiday.Benzema was substituted after 66 minutes of Madrid’s sapping 3-0 defeat Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu on December 23.Seven days later, the Spanish and European announced the Frenchman would be sidelined and this gap between the injury being suffered and confirmed contributed to Zidane fielding a sustained line of questioning before Madrid’s Copa del Rey trip to Numancia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “There was talk that he had something before the game, that is lies for me,” he said.”I trust in the player, nothing else. He picked up a problem in El Clasico.”After the game he felt something and then we didn’t know exactly what it was. We had tests.”We thought it was just a knock and then during the holiday we realised it was something a bit more serious after the scan.”He’s been on vacation like everyone else but he’s back and it’s still not right. He did not get injured on holidays, he was injured before he left.”Today’s training session is underway at a foggy #RMCity! #RMCopa | #HalaMadrid— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 3, 2018One man who is fit to feature against Madrid’s second-tier opponents is Gareth Bale.The Wales forward featured as a late substitute against Barca following his latest calf-injury absence.”It’s very important he gets a run of games,” Zidane added. “He’s fine. He’s training well and he’ll be with us tomorrow and we’ll see.”The idea is now that he will start and hopefully play regularly in every game.”last_img read more