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Virat Kohli has called the series win over England the sweetest of Indias recent Test successes. Cheap Ultra Boost Womens . It was their fifth series win in a row but their first in four attempts against England with their previous series victory back in 2008.They wrapped up victory in eight overs on the final morning in Mumbai - their 17th unbeaten Test in a row, which equalled their best run - as R Ashwin took the remaining four wickets to finish with 12 in the match. However, it was Kohli who was named Man of the Match for his career-best 235 which helped India come from behind and claim a lead of 231.This series win is probably the sweetest of all weve won in the past 14-15 months, Kohli said in the post-match presentation. It couldnt get any better, in the Wankhede you win 3-0 against a top quality side that has beaten us convincingly. It feels really good.Anil Kumble, Indias coach, praised his teams ability to win from difficult situations citing the three lost tosses they have responded to and the middle-order wobbles that the lower order have helped rescue. He was reluctant to compare this India team with others in history, but said the current side was special.You cant really compare different eras or different teams, he said. But this team, certainly, is the No. 1 team in the world today and it has the potential to become the best ever Test team in terms of results. The team was exceptional in terms of the intensity shown on the field, in terms of situational awareness and coming out from difficult situations in this series and even against New Zealand as well. Everyone has contributed to the teams success and thats the beauty about this team. I dont really like to compare, but this team is certainly special and Im really privileged to be part of this set up as well.Kohli revealed he had a few nerves when England had posted 400 having won the toss, but was confident that they could take control of the game and exploit the fact that England had only selected two frontline spinners alongside four quicks - something Alastair Cook admitted had been a mistake.I was pretty focussed on this game, Kohli said. We were 2-0 up with a chance to seal the series so we can go to Chennai and express ourselves. The plan was to get stuck in, I got away immediately and sometimes that happens that you get boundaries and the nerves calm down. I wouldnt say I wasnt nervous, I indeed was especially when there was 400 on the board. After we had that bit of a collapse I buckled down again, not getting satisfied, I knew I had to score many more for us to be in a commanding position.I felt the advantage we had was that England had a spinner less and those two guys [Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid] really got tired by the end of it after 50-plus overs. We knew bad balls would come our way. If you dont bowl your fast bowlers on a regular basis on pitches like these they lose confidence and when they come on they are thinking of stopping runs instead of taking wickets. Thats something we sensed and went after them hard.Pressed further on the difference between the teams, Kohli provided some detailed thoughts on the different mindsets of the two batting sides. England have often spoken about an aggressive outlook, but Kohli felt that was because they did not have the belief in their defensive capabilities in Indian conditions.Its about the application, he said. Their batsmen have hardly blocked six balls in a row and weve worked on our defence. Its very important playing in India, if you dont have a good defence in India its very difficult to counter the type of bowling we have. We sensed they dont have enough faith in the way they went about their business, even the second innings here was a lot of shots and we knew it was just a matter of time that wed get a couple of wickets and it would crumble. They arent sure about taking the innings long. As soon as we plugged the boundaries they had no way out because our bowlers are very consistent. Weve worked on our defence and thrive on it. We enjoy thinking of it. Cheap Ultra Boost 2019 . Louis Blues absence from top spot in the TSN. Cheap Ultra Boost China . PAUL, Minn. http://www.cheapultraboost.us/ . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky is feeling good about itself heading into its matchup with South Carolina after the Wildcats stumbled out of the gate to start the season.The Wildcats (1-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) enter Saturday nights game against the Gamecocks (2-1, 1-1) having won the past two in the series. A third win puts Kentucky at .500 overall and in the conference, scenarios that seemed farfetched after their second-half collapse against Southern Mississippi and 45-7 pummeling at Florida on Sept. 10.But Kentucky is looking to build off a victory that wasnt pretty but offered encouragement.We have shown that we can play some good football, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said this week. I believe in these players and I hope the fans do as well. Its a long season and we will get better in certain areas, there is no doubt about that.Kentuckys offensive prospects appear brighter after breaking a 35-all halftime tie to pull away for a wild 62-42 win over New Mexico State last week. The Wildcats gained 692 yards in that game, and the backup quarterback who led the way is now in charge for the foreseeable future.Junior Stephen Johnson will make his first start for the Wildcats after replacing Drew Barker, whos out indefinitely with a back injury sustained on last weeks first drive. The transfer shook off a rough beginning to complete 17 of 22 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns to help Kentucky avoid an 0-3 start. And hes eager to show the effort was just the beginning.It went pretty well, I guess, Johnson said of his relief performance, which included 51 yards rushing. Were just going to try and do what we can on offense in moving the ball and game plan as well as we can.South Carolina enters with a young QB also coming off a strong performance.Freshman Brandon McIlwain threw for 195 yards and rushed for two touchdowns in his first start as the Gamecocks topped East Carolina 20-15 . First-year coach Will Muschamp praised McIlwains maturity during his steady rise into becoming the starter, poise that has positioned South Carolina to match last years victory total. Black Ultra Boost 2019. .How you carry yourself tells a lot about who you are, the coach said. You build confidence, and hes done nothing but build it since hes been here.---Some other things to watch on Saturday night when Kentucky hosts South Carolina:GET IT TOGETHER: Stoops blasted his defense after Wednesdays practice and even used crap to describe the days uneven performance typifying their season. Kentuckys NCAA rankings have given him reason to be frustrated: the Wildcats are 122nd of 128 FBS schools in total defense (528.0 yards) and scoring defense (43.7 points). One upside is theyre tied for fifth nationally with six interceptions.RED-ZONE STINGINESS: The Gamecocks lead the SEC and rank seventh nationally in red zone defense with just five TDs and four field goals allowed on 16 opportunities. South Carolina denied East Carolina on four of six scoring opportunities inside the 20 last week and forced three turnovers inside the 5.BEVY OF BACKS: Kentuckys backfield depth showed against New Mexico State as Stanley Boom Williams rushed for 181 yards on 18 carries while freshman Benny Snell chipped in 136 yards and four TDs on 17 attempts. The Wildcats 381 ground yards were the most since November against Charlotte, when Williams and Jojo Kemp each rushed for at least 140 to lead a 415-yard effort.ROAD TESTED: South Carolina will play its third game in four weeks before returning to Columbia for five home contests in six weeks. The Gamecocks have lost two of their last three visits to Lexington but Muschamp downplayed those recent struggles and added, its what you make of it. Go play well and coach well.---AP College Football: www.collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Gary B. Graves on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GaryBGraves ' ' 'Columbia for five home contests in six weeks. The Gamecocks have lost two of their last three visits to Lexington but Muschamp downplayed those recent struggles and added, its what you make of it. Go play well and coach well.---AP College Football: www.collegefootball.ap.org---Follow Gary B. Graves on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GaryBGraves ' ' '