Thursday 23 August 2018 2:12 AM UTC
NOTTINGHAM Aug 23: Indian cricket team bounced back strongly in the third Test of the five-match Test series to hand a crushing defeat to hosts England by 203 runs.
It was a much-needed victory for Virat Kohli and co who were on the brink of giving away the series after having lost the first two Test matches. However, a good all-round show ensured India emerged victorious at Trent Bridge.
On the final day of the game, India took just 17 deliveries to seal the deal. Adil Rashid who stood firmly between the visitors and the victory on the fourth day was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin.
In the post-match presentation, skipper Virat Kohli in a brilliant gesture dedicated the win to Kerala flood victims as the crowd in the stands applauded his words. Team India also decided to donate their full match fees for the relief of those affected by floods.
Kerala has been battling one of the worst floods in the history of the state with damages recorded of worth Rs 20,000 crore. Over 400 so far have been reported dead and lakhs of people have lost their homes.
The whole country has come out in support of the flood victims and are doing their bit to help them in crisis. Now the Indian team, set to join the bandwagon, will donate INR 1.26 crore for the flood victims, as per a report in ABP News.
“We as a team want to dedicate this victory to the flood victims back home in Kerala,” Kohli had said in the post-match presentation after winning the Trent Bridge Test.
Indeed an incredible gesture from the players who stand in solidarity with those suffering in Kerala. Earlier, a number of cricketers including the likes of Shahid Afridi, Sanju Samson and Pathan brothers – Irfan and Yusuf had shown their support for the Kerala flood victims.
While Samson donated Rs 15 lakh through his father, the Pathan brothers ran a relief material collecting drive and later dispatched the essentials collected to Kerala for distribution through volunteers.
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