"I thought they batted brilliantly tonight. It was some of the most amazing batting you'll see when chasing. They [Bairstow and Stokes] totally blew us away. We didn't even have a chance during that partnership. It shows the quality of batting," added Kohli.
Both the England batsmen hit a combined 17 sixes, with Stokes hitting 10 of those and Bairstow seven.
Kohli felt that India had set up a decent total. "I think we set up quite a decent total. It was going to be challenging if we stayed in the game for long periods. We started off well with the new ball, with our lines and lengths but England found a way to hang on and got a century partnership," he said.
"I don't think the dew played any role at all. The ball wasn't difficult to hold. The wicket settles down a bit under lights but that's no excuse. When two of the best teams in the world collide, one of them is going to win convincingly."
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