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Find who is the standout bowler for Kohli in Nagpur test win against Sri Lanka?

[caption id="attachment_58862" align="alignnone" width="580"]Virat-01 Indian captain Virat Kohli after the win in second test match against Sri Lanka at Jamtha on Monday. Image Source: twitter@bcci[/caption]

Internet Desk: It was India’s 32nd win in the year 2017, one more than what they achieved in 2016. Virat Kohli and his team are on a role as they have dominated across all the formats in recent times. The Men in Blue’s next target will be breaking the 38 match winning streak by Australia in 2003.

Virat Kohli was rightly adjudged the Man of the Match for his match defining knock of 213 runs in the first innings. The Indian captain attributed his fitness for scoring his fifth double century in test cricket.

“I always wanted to better myself at, in scoring daddy hundreds, for the simple reason that the team benefits. When you lose concentration after a hundred, maybe two wickets can fall quickly. A set batsman can play shots easier than a new batsman so I started thinking in that way and my fitness helps me bat for longer periods,” said Kohli at the post match presentation ceremony.

Kohli credited his team-mates for putting up a consistent performance.

“The boys have played wonderfully well, Pujara we know, he's been very consistent. Vijay was playing after a while, he takes pride in playing Test cricket. I know it hurt him to be out and he came back really well. Rohit as well, making a strong case for himself in the future,” said Kohli

Talking about his bowlers, Kohli said, “Bhuvi has played a lot of cricket for India in the last few months. Ishant, Shami and Umesh have not played so much. But they bowled a lot of overs in first-class cricket and they always say that's important for rhythm. And even on this pitch, they were excellent. Although the spinners did a good job for us, Ishant was the standout bowler in this test.”

On being asked about the team’s preparation for South Africa tour, Kohli said, “We would like to think we want to prepare for South Africa. That's why we asked for pitches with help for the fast bowlers. The wicket here deteriorated. Kolkata was the ideal wicket. There's not enough time in between to prepare so we have to use the time we have now for a big tour coming up"

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