Kohli delights in team effort as India's winning streak continues

Virat Kohli highlighted the collective strength of India after their winning streak in Tests continued with a 208-run victory over Bangladesh in Hyderabad.

Spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin shared eight wickets as the tourists were dismissed for 250 in their second innings on Monday, having been set a mammoth target of 459.

India, the top-ranked Test side, are now unbeaten in 20 five-day matches on home soil, having won the last five.

"We are playing as a team - I think that's been the difference," said skipper Kohli, who made 204 in the first innings against Bangladesh.

"You can say I scored a lot of runs in 2016, but before that in 2015 we won Test matches where I didn't score many runs. The other guys were stepping up and scoring runs and their confidence was rubbing off on me - that's how you play as a team.

"There have been quite a few instances where all the team members have stepped up at one stage or another and that's why we stand where we are - having that streak is not because of one or two or three people.

"It's a combined effort from all the guys. Everyone has contributed in the past few series that we have played."

India's next Tests will come at home against Australia and, speaking at the post-match presentation in Hyderabad, Kohli said: "It's a big series for us.

"I thought England was the biggest for us in the season, but having won that 4-0 there are a lot of expectations of us and the way we played our cricket as well, we want to continue that and consolidate the next series as well.

"All the guys are raring to go for that [the visit of Australia] - everyone's minds and hearts are already on that series."

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim bemoaned missed chances as India racked up 687-6 declared in the first innings of the match.

"In the first innings, we created a lot of opportunities but couldn't hold them and that's cost us," said Mushfiqur.

"If we had restricted them to 550 or 600, probably they would have had to bat one more session before a declaration.

"It is a very good learning curve for us, for our newcomers, to play against the number-one team. Hopefully we learn a lot."

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