Ahmedabad: Those waiting for Indian captain Virat Kohli’s century in the first innings of the Pink Ball Test were disappointed. Kohli, who faced 58 balls, scored just 27 runs. Jack Leach clean bowled Collie, who was leveling three boundaries. The Indian captain failed to understand the direction of the ball of the England spinner.
Jack Leach was also part of the historic achievement when he clean bowled Collie, who played the spin well. Leach became the fifth spinner to clean bowl Kohli in Tests. England’s Graeme Swann was the first spin bowler to clean bowle Kohli in Tests. The achievement is in the 2012 series.
In 2015, Bangladesh’s Jubair Hussain also achieved this feat. Australia’s Steve O’Keefe also achieved this feat in the 2017 series. Moin Ali also clean bowled Virat Kohli in the second match of the ongoing Test series. Medium pacer Ben Stokes also clean bowled Kohli in the second innings of the first match.
If Virat Kohli scores another century, he will become the highest-scoring captain in international cricket. Kohli last scored a century in 2019 against Bangladesh. Kohli, who later failed to achieve this feat, is waiting to see if he can score a century in the second innings of the Pink Ball Test against England.
On the first day, India had the upper hand against England. Batting first, England were bowled out for 112. India were 99 for three at stumps on the first day. With seven wickets in hand, India are just 13 runs behind England. India is expecting a huge lead.
Rohit Sharma (57) remains at the crease. Accompanied by Ajinkya Rahane (1). How long Rohit stays at the crease on the second day will be crucial for India. Akshar Patel’s six – wicket haul reduced England to a small score in the first innings.