India vs England Test 2: Virat Kohli Admits That England Outplayed India In The Test

India suffered an embarrassing 159-run innings defeat in the second Test against England and are currently 0-2 against England. It looked like the batsman didn't learn from their mistakes as all the players continued to face problems in the second innings as well.

As England celebrated their win at Lord's, a dejected Indian team skipper Virat Kohli stated that they were 'outplayed' and deserved to win with the way they played.

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"Not very proud of the way we played to be honest. First time in last five Test matches we've been outplayed. Credit to England. They were clinical. When a team plays like that they deserve to be on the winning side," said Kohli in the post-match presentation.

The Indian captain said that the bowlers were 'relentless'.

"Can't really think about those things (conditions not in favor). You have to counter the conditions as and when they come to you. Can't crib about these things. Sometimes the rub of the green will go your way too. Won't sit around and say that we didn't have the best of conditions. Their bowlers were relentless with the ball. Looking at things now, the weather was so unpredictable, I think we got the combination a bit off before the game. A chance to correct that in the next game. Five days to go, should be okay."

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Earlier, Kohli suffered from a lower back pain but is confident of regaining his full fitness ahead of the next match. The Indian skipper did not field during England's innings due to the problem.

Kohli could score just 17 from 29 deliveries before becoming Stuart Board's victim in the second innings which folded for 130 in 47 overs.

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"Lower back issue coming up again and again, purely because of the workload. Confident I'll be fine in five days time," concluded Kohli.

The crushing loss has given the Indian team management plenty to think about ahead of the third Test beginning August 18 at Nottingham.

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by Admin | Mon, Aug 13 - 03:07 PM

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