Cricket has often been termed a religion in India. However, it is no different for Indian cricket lovers worldwide and the same was evident after Team India registered a historic win at the Oval beating England by 157-runs and taking a 2-1 lead in the 5-match series. While the fans continued to back India throughout the five days, when India completed a Test match win at the Oval for the first time in 50 years, their joy knew no bounds.
What made the win all the more special was the fact that India had conceded a 99-run in the first innings as they were bowled out for just 191 in the first innings. However, they found a way to come back into the match thanks to their batting effort in the second innings which helped them post a challenging target of 368 for England in the final innings. Later their bowlers continued their good work and despite tasting no success initially waited patiently and eventually bowled the home team out for 210.
What followed was a celebration not only by the team but even by the Indian fans at the venue. Some fans even danced to the drum beats as the iconic Bollywood melody "Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje" from Salmaan Khan-Aishwarya Rai starrer "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" started playing. Fans were also seen singing the song in unison while dancing to celebrate India's win.
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Meanwhile, captain Virat Kohli was also extremely pleased with the win and counted India's bowling effort as among the top three he has witnessed as the leader of the group. Overall, he was happy with the character that the Men in Blue have displayed on the tour.
"The character that the side has shown, to come back from 100 run deficit showed that we were not down and out. I said at Lord's as well, I am proud of the character, among the top three bowling performances I have witnessed as India captain. It's relative what you call flat, field wasn't wet like the first three days, ball got scuffed up nicely, one side heavier, and exploited reverse swing perfectly. We believed as a team that we could get all ten wickets," Kohli said at the post-match presentation.