• Kohli takes confidence from drawn Test

    November 18, 2015
    Virat Kohli (right) and R Ashwin

    Indian captain Virat Kohli says his team will take confidence into the third Test in Nagpur after the second match ended in a draw.

    Kohli was understandably frustrated after rain washed out four days in a row with India stuck on 80-0 after bowling South Africa out in less than a day.

    ‘It’s a pity we lost four days when we were in such a strong position,’ Kohli said at the brief presentation ceremony.

    ‘The bowlers did a commendable job by bowling South Africa out in less than three sessions which is something very rare. A lot of people were surprised when we decided to field first.

    ‘All credit to the bowlers. Bengaluru is known for its runs but our bowlers showed a lot of character.’

    Kohli hoped his team, which won the first Test in Mohali by 108 runs to gain the lead in the four-match series, will take the momentum into the third Test which starts in Nagpur on November 25.

    ‘Nothing has changed in the series,’ the Indian captain said. ‘We took the confidence from Mohali to Bengaluru and we had a good day’s play.

    ‘The team is in great mood and hopefully we won’t have any more interruptions and the players can execute their skills in Nagpur.’ – Times of India

    Picture: Associated Press



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