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"The victory was much needed and to have a performance that was so clinical is pleasing for me as captain and the management". If this imperious batsman is going to succeed at reincarnating Michael Vaughan, now is the time, when he is in prime form for Hampshire and a little steel has entered his soul since being rejected by England for the first five Tests of this summer.

"Then, batting at 22 yards, it doesn't affect you. Kohli is not swayed by pace or movement, he bats out of the crease, he covers the stumps, plays close to the body and plays late, so he has worked hard at getting better in English conditions".

"He is a brilliant batsman".

"Not the fact that they scored at a slower rate or looked to be more defensively minded, but the way they adapted to the situation and were very clear about how they were going to score their runs", Root added.

"I think it's fair to say we very much underperformed in that [first] innings", he said in the post-match presentation. In that process you might lose a few games but once you get into that groove, you will win many games. In the first innings, Hardik Pandya took his maiden five-wicket haul while Jasprit Bumrah scriped India's seventh Test victory in England with a five-wicket haul in the second innings.

People stopped believing in us but we didn't: Virat Kohli
Root said: "Jonny is obviously a world-class batter in good form and would warrant his place within the side as a batter". He's a world-class performer - he's proven that time and time again.

It looks like third time was the charm for the Indian opening batting combination.

"If personally I can do that and other guys as well around our team can take pockets of the way he's gone about it and apply it to the way they play, then great". Some of their first-choice batsmen have an ordinary record in domestic cricket, averaging 30-35 at best.

The victory narrows England's lead in the five-test series to 2-1 ahead of next Thursday's fourth test at Southampton.

India, meanwhile have made two changes to their squad for the final two matches of a series that will culminate with the fifth Test at The Oval in south London, with rising star Prithvi Shaw called up. "At the Oval, we could get a true Indian wicket with lot of bounce and lateral movement is less there as well", he said.

After three Tests against India, only Root among the top four has made a half-century, with openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings averaging 16.60 and 18.00 respectively; in eight Tests in 2018, England have not had a centurion at higher than No. 6 in the order.

So does Virat believe that his team can make a comeback and clinch the series 3-2 after being 2-0 down?

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