Won’t crib about not having the best of conditions, says Virat Kohli

India vs England,Virat Kohli,Shikhar Dhawan

Yes, India have traditionally struggled against the moving ball in England and had the very worst of conditions here from the moment Root won an important toss but this was a brutal defeat for a proud captain in Virat Kohli.

The chances of India surviving this Test match are dim but for a resolute resistance in the second innings.

Woakes surged past Bairstow and was suddenly in sight of securing a place on the batting honors board at Lord's - to go along with his place on the bowling honors board after taking two five-wicket hauls at Lord's against Pakistan two years ago.

India lost the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on day four at Lord's. I am confident I will be fine in five days' time with a bit of rehabilitation.

However, having become the first batsmen to pass 30 in the match, Woakes and Bairstow took England to 230-5 tea, before going on the attack in the evening session.

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Joe Root hailed Jimmy Anderson as a "special commodity" after the rout of India at Lord's before calling on his players to keep striving for the flawless Test performance as they look to wrap up the series in Nottingham. "We deserved to lose this game, the way we went about things", he said. But given the batting form they are in, it will be a herculean task for Kohli's men to survive more than a day to even produce a draw. When asked about it, the Indian cricket team skipper said that the issue will need a bit of rehabilitation but the back issue will not be posing a bigger threat. And hence, the weather conditions come into India's calculations. Sometimes the rub of the green goes your way when it doesn't a quality side will make it count. "Won't sit around and say that we didn't have the best of conditions". Their bowlers were relentless with the ball.

Winning team captain Joe Root praised his bowlers.

"Less stressful, definitely. Fantastic from the very first ball". "To get that far in front, it is testament to the partnership between Jonny and Woakes".

Jos Buttler (24) got in and got out before he too fell lbw aiming across the line as Shami took a third wicket this innings. "Obviously, we have another day now to rest and recover, get our heads around what we've done this week".

"I was probably getting a little bit nervous", Woakes said. Lot of fellas that weren't getting headlines, but you've got to pull together as a team.

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