And he stole the hearts of 15,000 travelling fans with a dashing display of batsmanship
The present incumbents will need to up their game significantly if Kohli's stunning batsmanship
is not to be in vain.
Both of them are very dangerous in these conditions and the enormous experience and more-than-capable batsmanship
down the order have made India a stronger side.
After Kohli produced two epic innings against Pakistan and Australia to steer India to the semi- finals of the ICC World T20 2016, many have wondered whether his batsmanship
has now surpassed those of Tendulkar?
What followed was an exhibition of highquality defensive batsmanship
by two cricketers whose team has nothing more exalted than third place in English cricket's second tier to achieve this summer.
ENGLAND have dispensed with Kevin Pietersen's recordbreaking batsmanship
because of a "massive trust issue".
The win helped England reduce the series deficit to 3-2 with two more matches to play, and captain Cook compared Root's batsmanship
to the "masterclass" he had witnessed from Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara 24 hours earlier.
Given England's problems at the top of the order, it was the type of batsmanship
to suggest he could be elevated and also provide the firepower that has been missing in the two 50-over matches so far.
Chappell said that a selector has to look past the number of runs and see the batsmanship
, adding that Bailey is a batsman who is restricted through the cover region, can be stifled by good spinners and is troubled by well-directed short-pitched bowling.
GRAHAM GOOCH sees a little bit of Alastair Cook's gold-dust batsmanship
already in England's brightest young thing Joe Root.
Trott (79) and his captain Alastair Cook (82) therefore faced a sterner test of their batsmanship
, as preparation for next week's first Test at Trent Bridge.
He is especially encouraged to conclude lessons have been learned from previous experience, notably adaptable batsmanship
against the spin which undermined England in their 5-0 one-day international defeat away to India last autumn.
The compact and wristy Amla continued to profit from percentage batsmanship
-and after JP Duminy's review of a front-foot lbw call had gone against South Africa and with Anderson, Boucher proved the perfect foil to keep England toiling.
That is what Hall's batsmanship
resembled - all short sharp, frenzied bursts of energy - but what his technique lacks in bnesse it makes up for in effectiveness and that, after all, is what this game is about.
The sell-out crowd had already been thrilled by Gilchrist's stroke play, which included 18 boundaries, but the English contingent were equally entertained by Vaughan's brand of batsmanship
and he set the tone early by pulling Gillespie for six to get England off to a flying start.