Virat Kohli makes big statement about Hanuma Vihari after record win

Virat Kohli makes big statement about Hanuma Vihari after record win

Virat Kohli makes big statement about Hanuma Vihari after record win

However, with the Ashes 2019 still underway, there might be a change in the rankings of Australia and England.

After picking an unbelievable five-wicket haul in the second innings of the first Test match, which India won by a massive margin, Bumrah went one better in the second Test and picked a six-fer. India declared their innings at 165-4 when Ajinkya Rahane and Vihari were batting at 64 and 53 respectively.

Kohli was also impressed with Hanuma Vihari's assuring presence at the crease as the middle-order batsman enjoyed a breakthrough series in the Caribbean.

During the fourth day of the second Test of the recently concluded India's tour of West Indies in Jamaica, India beat West Indies by 257 runs to whitewash the two-match series. He is yet to add to his 25 Test hundreds after three Tests this year.

Smith had taken over the No. 1 ranking in December 2015 but Kohli overtook him in August 2018 when Smith was out of action because of the one-year ban following the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal.

The Australia batsman will return to the line-up for the fourth Ashes Test, beginning at Old Trafford on Wednesday, after recovering from concussion.

Steven Smith Virat Kohli
Steven Smith

Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada continued to hold the top-two spots on that table.

Bumrah became only the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket in the first innings in Jamaica and he took 13 wickets across the two Tests at a remarkable 9.23.

"It's really pleasing to see a guy who was tagged a T20 specialist, he came and took over the ODI scene and now Test cricket".

Kohli's next opportunity to respond will be in a home test series against South Africa starting on October 2. He has jumped four places to sit in the seventh spot.

England's Jack Russell and South Africa's AB de Villiers are the only other keepers who share the same record in world cricket. India had won by 318 runs in the first Test in Antigua.

Shamarh Brooks completed a maiden Test half-century but it was little consolation for West Indies captain Jason Holder who was last out, bowled by Jadeja for 39 to trigger the Indian celebrations.

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