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Rohit Sharma Relishes India's Big Test Win With Young Team

India skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday said winning a Test with a huge margin over England was "quite satisfying" after youngsters stood up to deliver in the absence of frontline players.

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By AFP News February 19, 2024 • 08:13 AM
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India skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday said winning a Test with a huge margin over England was "quite satisfying" after youngsters stood up to deliver in the absence of frontline players.

The hosts hammered England by 434 runs in Rajkot on day four for their biggest-ever Test victory to lead the five-match series 2-1.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal hit an unbeaten 214 and put on a marathon 172-run stand with debutant Sarfaraz Khan, 68 not out, to set up the dominant win.

India are without star batsman Virat Kohli, who opted out of the series due to "personal reasons" and KL Rahul missed two matches after the opener with injury.

"Big victory, obviously it's a very good feeling to win a game like that and especially with such a young team as well," Rohit told reporters.

"Two debutants and not a lot of Test matches among the playing XI...(was) not going to be an easy one for us to just come out here and win this series, especially with a lot of our frontline players missing."

He said, "Lot of credit to these young guys who have come in and showed lot of character. Looks like they belong here and going to stay here as well. So quite satisfying if you win a Test match like that."

The 22-year-old Jaiswal, a left-hand batter, smashed his second double ton in consecutive matches to lead the series batting with 545 runs.


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