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Team India skipper Virat Kohli Holds A Very Unique Bowling Record


Team India had embarked on a tour of ‘England between July 2011 and September 2011, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for a series comprising of 4 Test Matches, 5 ODIs and a lone T20I sandwiched in between.

The series started off with a tour game against Somerset, followed by the First and Second Test.

A second tour game was played against Northamptonshire which was followed by the Third and Fourth Test matches.

Being drubbed 4-0 in the Test series, India played another three tour games against Sussex, Kent and Leicestershire before playing the lone T20 International at Manchester.

At Manchester, electing to bat, India put on 165 runs in 19.4 overs with significant contributions from Ajinkya Rahane (61), Rahul Dravid (31) and Suresh Raina (33).

Chasing 166 was no big deal for England.

A second wicket partnership of 58 runs in 5.5 overs between the wicker-keeper Craig Keiswetter (18) and Kevin Pietersen (33) and later on a 73-run partnership in 8.1 overs for the fourth wicket between Eoin Morgan (49) and Ravi Bopara (31), ensured that they romped home losing just 4 wickets with 3 deliveries to spare.

However, at the end of the 7th over of the England innings when they were 60 runs for the loss of 2 wickets, requiring 106 runs in 13 overs, Dhoni introduced Virat Kohli into the attack.

Eoin Morgan who had come at the fall of Kieswetter’s wicket in the previous over was on 1, having faced 4 balls and Kevin Pietersen was on 33 with 5 fours, having faced 23 deliveries.


The first delivery of the 8th over bowled by Kohli pitched outside the leg stump. Pietersen came well out of the crease and tried to shove it down the leg side. A very agile Dhoni, behind the stumps, was very quick to grab the ball and whip off the bails with a flash, leaving Pietersen stranded outside the crease.

Kevin was declared out STUMPED by Dhoni.

However, the ball having pitched well outside the leg stump, the umpire had called it a WIDE BALL.

Thus Kohli claimed the wicket of Kevin Pietersen on an illegal delivery and became the only bowler to claim a wicket in 0th delivery in any format.

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