If I see someone laughing, then see: Virat Kohli warns teammates against complacency on Day 5 | Watch Video

The match was on a knife's edge throughout as several dramatic moments were witnessed in the match.

Abhinav GoelAuthor

Updated - 18 August 2021 10:25 AM

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Team India skipper Virat Kohli was in a fiery mood on Day 5 of the 2nd Test against England as his team fought back superbly to put the hosts under tremendous pressure. The Indian bowling unit bowled with venom and purpose as they ripped through England's top order. The pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma combined to pick up 4 wickets prior to tea on Day 5. The key wicket of England skipper Joe Root was bagged by Jasprit Bumrah with a brilliant delivery right after the tea break.

The match was on a knife's edge throughout as several dramatic moments were witnessed in the match. Virat Kohli, too was in the mood and he kept on motivating his teammates regularly. Before England's 2nd innings, Virat urged his troops to focus fully on the task at hand with India looking to take a 1-0 lead in the series. The Indian skipper was all riled up and he gathered his teammates for a pep-talk. As the Indian players got into team huddle before the start of innings, Virat Kohli was apparently seen saying, "If I see someone laughing, then see! This 60 overs you should field like hell."

Watch the video of the incident here:

Bumrah and Shami save the day for India

India were struggling at one stage of the game but they found two unlikely heroes in Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah. The duo steered India to safety with their solid batting approach at the fag end of Indian innings. They added 89 runs for the ninth wicket to rescue their team out of trouble. Bumrah and Shami both showed superb batting technique and stitched a match-saving partnership in the first session to help India swell their lead above 250 on Day 5. Eventually, India declared their innings at 298-8, setting a target of 272 for England.


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