Virat Kohli & Co pulled off a heist in the fourth Test match at The Kennington Oval in London. When England won the third Test by an innings and 76 runs at Leeds, the hosts entered the fourth Test as the favourites. There were also positive signs of England in the first innings.
They dismantled India’s batting attack with ease and then restricted them to 191 in the first innings. Chris Woakes was the pick of the bowlers as he took 4 wickets. On the other hand, Shardul Thakur top-scored with 57 runs as he struck a flurry of 7 boundaries and 3 hits over the fence.
England batsmen took the attack to the cleaners and went on to post 290 in the first innings. Ollie Pope top-scored with 81 runs including 6 boundaries. Trailing by 99 runs, India knew exactly what to do to come out on top. They batted with grit and determination and posted 466 in the second innings.
Rohit Sharma hogged the limelight when he scored his first overseas Test century. His milestone came at the right time that put the team in a comfortable position. England were tasked to chase 368 in the second innings. They started well in the form of Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns.
Nick Compton’s tweet on Virat Kohli’s fans goes viral
England’s opening pair added 77 runs at the end of Day 4. With the hosts in a comfortable position, former England cricketer Nick Compton took to his official Twitter handle and trolled Virat Kohli’s fans. The South African-born English former Test and first-class cricketer wrote: “Where have all my Indian Kohli loving fans gone?”
Where have all my Indian Kohli loving fans gone?
— Nick Compton (@thecompdog) September 6, 2021
Compton’s tweet didn’t go well with Indian fans ahead of Day 5. However, things turned upside down for England as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Eventually, they were bowled out for 210 in the second innings. India won the game by 157 runs and took a 2-1 lead in the series.
Soon after the match, several users slammed Compton for his tweet. One user wrote: “hey nick. Where have u gone now?” Another user sarcastically commented: “I’ve tried finding your Test career on Wiki, for comparison, but struggling. Can you help?”
I’ve tried finding your Test career on Wiki, for comparison, but struggling. Can you help?
— Andy Gill (@andygill76) September 6, 2021