Proud of the fight, says captain Kohli

Proud of the fight, says captain Kohli

In fact, it wouldn't be surprising to note if Kohli were to brush aside the subject of records completely and focus on the result itself and how the team planned to go from here on.

The world is clearly at Curran's feet at the age of 20, with IPL contracts doubtless in the offing after impressing India's huge viewership throughout the first Test.

Yes, he has to have a lot of skill to succeed at Test level, that nearly goes without saying. He has fight and an over-my-dead-body attitude. It was hard to bat, probably more hard than it looked from outside.

Some players might have given up at that point, because an Indian win seemed inevitable.

But Curran knuckled down and struck the flawless balance between attack and defence.

India (2nd Innings): M. Vijay lbw b Broad 6, S. Dhawan c Bairstow b Broad 13, K.L. Rahul c Bairstow b Stokes 13, V. Kohli lbw b Stokes 51, A. Rahane c Bairstow b Curran 2, R. Ashwin c Bairstow b Anderson 13, D. Karthik c Malan b Anderson 20, H. Pandya c Cook b Stokes 31, M. Shami c Bairstow b Stokes 0, I. Sharma lbw b Rashid 11, U. Yadav (not out) 0. And you could see it rattled India. Kohli's review came more in hope than expectation.

Curran reached the landmark by swatting Ishant for six over extra cover. And they were proper cricket shots - not slogs.

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Pandya offered some resistance to the English bowlers but the task turned out to be too big for him at the end.

While Kohli remained though, India were still firmly in contention and together with an unusually restrained and disciplined Pandya, he gradually chipped away at the runs required. "We can get him out", he said. As the man-of-the-match Sam Curran pointed out, he had sought to learn from Kohli how to bat in tougher circumstances as much as he tried to learn from the seniors in his team.

The other thing Curran's counter-attack achieved was to wake up the Hollies Stand. "With that sort of a game hedging on the balance I thought we did compete really well through the game".

"When they haven't got the ball or bat in their hands they're a little bit (agitated)". First innings, Ishant and Umesh got stuck in there, again Ishant showed character here, Umesh got stuck in with Hardik, so those kinds of things make you feel that as top-order batsmen, we need to apply ourselves better also. I spoke to the boys at the start, and said "Just go out there with that belief, desire that you have done the previous two days in the field", and they didn't disappoint. "They want the ball, they want to do the batting and they just want it all the time", he said.

So that will be the next phase of his development.

"All batters were in trouble - even Kohli, who I don't think was all that comfortable early on (on Saturday)".

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