India can win on any track: Kohli
Mohali: Skipper Virat Kohli said India can win on all kinds of pitches against any side after the hosts hammered England in the third Test to take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead.
India, who are often criticised for preparing rank turners at home, savoured their eight-wicket win in the third Test at Mohali on a track which proved to be sporting. The Indian bowlers put up a combined effort to counter the England batting from the very start after they bowled out the visitors for 283 in their first innings. The world’s No 1 ranked Test team played consistent cricket on all the four days of play as the character of the pitch did not seem to alter for the entire duration. India won the four-match series against South Africa 3-0 with two games finishing inside three days on tracks, in Mohali and Nagpur, that turned square. However the current five-match series has witnessed some good pitches in Rajkot, Visakhapatnam and Mohali with the hosts registering two straight wins after a hard-fought draw in the first game. The wins against England have come after the hosts whitewashed New Zealand at home in September-October with the pitch at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens assisting the fast bowlers. -AFP