Kohli revels in India's series triumph


Virat Kohli hailed India's series victory over England as the best in recent memory after the hosts recorded a resounding triumph in the fourth Test.

England's final four wickets fell inside eight overs on the last day in Mumbai to hand India the match by an innings and 36 runs, securing a 3-0 series success with one clash still to come.

Kohli hit 235 in India's decisive first-innings 631, while Ravichandran Ashwin took 12 wickets in the match, and the captain could not hide his delight.

"This is probably the sweetest of all that we've won so far in the past 14, 15 months," he said, before offering both praise and criticism of his opponents. "3-0 against a top-quality side who have beaten us the last two times, everything is really good.

"Batting was a test of patience. Once you get momentum you can thrive on the deliveries. I thought England had a spinner less. Once they tired you knew the bad balls would come your way.

"We sensed that they were trying to stop runs rather than take wickets so we went after them hard. It was a brilliant cricket wicket.

"It's a very special feeling. This is the ground, the last time we played England, that we lost our momentum and lost the series mentally. 

"The way the crowd came out and supported us, it gave us energy to push through the tough moments.

"I was pretty focused on this game, I knew it was a chance to seal the series so we can go to Chennai and express ourselves fully."