Indian skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck in the second Test in Chennai on Saturday. The Indian skipper walked out to bat after the dismissal of Cheteshwar Pujara by Jack Leach. In the very next over, Kohli was breached through the defense by Moeen Ali who was included in the side for this game. Kohli’s wicket was the third wicket India lost in the first session after a good stand between Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Moeen Ali who has a particularly good record against Virat Kohli was brought into the attack just before Kohli walked out to bat. The ball which dismissed the Indian skipper turned sharply and went through the defences of the Indian skipper. Ali meanwhile has 41 wickets against India and 30 of them in England.
The ball pitched just outside the off-stump and turned back in sharply through the gap between bat and pad of Kohli. The Indian skipper stood stunned almost unbelievable after he was dismissed. He thought that the ball hit the wicket after hitting the keeper’s pad or gloves.
However, the replays showed that Virat Kohli was comprehensively beaten by the turn of Moeen Ali’s delivery. meanwhile, England’s were ecstatic to see the back of the Indian skipper early, and that too for a duck.
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Excellent Delivery From Moeen Ali to Dismissed Kohli On Duck.
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Team India lost two wickets back to back at the stroke of lunch, First Jack Leach managed to get the edge of the dogged Pujara and then, Moeen Ali delivered the killer blow by dismissing Kohli.
Earlier in the game, the Indian skipper won the toss and opted to bat. Shubman Gill was dismissed early after which Rohit Sharma (80*) added 85 with Pujara (21). However, two quick wickets of Pujara and Kohli has made sure that England won the first session.
Both teams ringed in a number of changes in the second Test. India have included Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and handed Axar Patel a debut with Shahbaz Nadeem, Jasprit Bumrah, and Washington Sundar making way out of the playing XI.
England on the other hand has included Stuart Broad, Olly Stone, Ben Foakes, and Moeen Ali in place of Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, James Anderson, and Jos Buttler.
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