After a couple of morale-crushing defeats in the first two Tests (31 runs at Edgbaston) and (innings defeat at the Lord's), Virat Kohli registered a memorable victory in the third Test in Nottingham by 203 runs which helped them to bounce back in the five-match Test series.
In the fourth Test match Virat Kohli added another feather to his glittering cap. He becomes the second quickest Indian to complete 6,000 runs in Test cricket.
When the Indian team reached the hotel, Virat Kohli got a beautiful surprise from the hotel staff on his achievement of 6,000 runs in the test matches.
What a sweet gesture by the staff at the Harbour hotel in Southampton. Great Hospitality. 👌 pic.twitter.com/RenuAIOyiT— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 31, 2018
After Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli becomes the fastest Indian batsman to complete 6,000 runs in Test cricket. Kohli achieve this milestone in his 119 innings(70 Tests) while Sunil Gavaskar achieve this milestone in 117 innings (65 Tests), Virender Sehwag in 123 innings (123 Tests), Rahul Dravid in 125 innings (73 Tests) and Sachin Tendullkar in 120 innings (76 Tests).
With India trailing by 227 runs, Indian opening batsman K L Rahul scored 11 runs and Shikhar Dhawan scored 3 runs on the crease at stumps. Earlier, Indian pacers were right on the mark from the start as they took wickets at regular intervals. Jasprit Bumrah (2/21), Ishant Sharma (1/7), Hardik Pandya (1/16) and Mohammed Shami (51/2) help India to bind up England batting line up in the opening Test.
Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Joe Root (c), Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Oliver Pope, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes, James Vince.