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India vs England: Team India Garners Praise After Dominant Victory at Trent Bridge

Cricketnext Staff |August 22, 2018, 6:00 PM IST
India vs England: Team India Garners Praise After Dominant Victory at Trent Bridge

India crushed England by 203 runs in the third Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday to stay alive in the five-match series. Having set a target of 521 on the back of Virat Kohli’s 23rd Test century, India dismissed the hosts for 317.

After the win, Twitter was abuzz with congratulatory messages for India.

Former Indian middle-order batsman VVS Laxman wished the side on their victory. He wrote, “Many 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 !”

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag expressed his delight with India’s performance and was looking forward to the remaining games. He said, “Well 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.”

Harbhajan Singh, who is a part of the Sky broadcast team for the series, reckoned there were a lot of positives for the visitors heading into the remaining two Tests.

Here are some of the other reactions on social media.

After the game, members of the team also expressed their delight on an exceptional victory.  India captain Virat Kohli, who picked up the player of the match award for his 200 runs in the game, shared some on-field moments with side during the game and said, "Top performance by the boys! Amazing game and a great win."

Cheteshwar Pujara, whose contributed with a vital 72 in the second innings, expressed that he was 'thankful to be a part of this brilliant squad'.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan shared an image of him and Murali Vijay sharing a drink after the final wicket on Day 5.

Ajinkya Rahane, whose 81 was instrumental in India posting a massive total after being put in by England skipper Joe Root, also shared a selfie and said, "Satisfying feeling after a fantastic team effort! Will enjoy this win today and take it one game at a time. Thanks to all the fans who’ve stood by us."

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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