New Delhi: India produced a clinical performance over five days to register a comprehensive 246-run victory over England in the second Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series on Monday at Visakhapatnam.
Soon after debutant Jayant Yadav trapped James Anderson LBW for the last wicket of the match, Indians from all walks of life took to social media platforms to celebrate the win and congratulate Virat Kohli & Co on their emphatic win.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first persons to congratulate Team India. Here are some Twitter posts:
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi177) November 21, 2016
Virat & Ashwin, two match winners of India, give India their 13th win in 15 home tests since Jan 2013.That's a terrific record!#INDvENG
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 21, 2016
— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar) November 21, 2016
impressive test debut for jayant yadav - by the next test comes around, he should have a full beard and feel fully part of the team #INDvENG
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) November 21, 2016
— Rahul Johri (@RJohri) November 21, 2016
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) November 21, 2016
Great victory Team India way to go. People in Vizag had their first taste of test victory. Many more to come
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 21, 2016
Good job boys! Now for the next one! :-) https://t.co/gZmJK3ipZQ
— Lt. Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) November 21, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 21, 2016
India would probably have won anyway but it was Cook's wicket late yesterday that probably broke England's back,
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 21, 2016
India needed eight wickets on Day 5 to beat England, and considering the brilliant batting display from the visitors, a hard fought final day was expected.
But the win came rather too soon, just after the lunch with Indian spinners once again weaving their magic.
Skipper Kohli was adjudged Man of the Match for his 248 runs, which included a brilliant 167 in the first essay.
The first Test at Rajkot ended in a high-scoring draw with as six batsmen scoring hundreds. The third match will be played at Mohali, starting November 26.