Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Virat Kohli smashes back-to-back fifties against England but fails to end century jinx
Ind vs Eng, 4th Test- Kohli creates a plethora of records at Oval: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday slammed a fifty…
Ind vs Eng, 4th Test- Kohli creates a plethora of records at Oval: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday slammed a fifty against England to recover India after an early collapse. He played some excellent cover drives as he got the better of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson. He brought up his fifty off 85 deliveries which included 8 boundaries. The 32-year-old also survived a drop at the slips. He used the chance to slam back to back half-centuries but failed to end his century jinx once again as he got caught out to Jonny Bairstow off Robinson. Kohli’s timely fifty helped India fight back as the visitors were reduced to 53/3 at Lunch. Earlier, he had also slammed fifty in the second innings of the Leeds Test.
Ind vs Eng, 4th Test- Kohli creates a plethora of records at Oval
Earlier today, Kohli added another feather to his cap by becoming the only captain to lead India in 10 or more Tests in a country outside India. He achieved the feat when went out for a toss against England at Kennington Oval. He has now eclipsed MS Dhoni who had led India in 9 matches in England. Sunil Gavaskar also features in the list with 8 matches against Pakistan.
He also completed 23,000 runs in international cricket while playing against England at Oval, England. He took just 490 matches to became the fastest to achieve the landmark by overtaking Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
Kohli fails to end century jinx once again
Ind vs Eng, 4th Test: Kohli was looking to make amendments with the bat and end his century drought. The 32-year-old managed to score a fifty in the third Test but failed to convert it into a century. He has crossed 50+ innings without a century across all formats. He had scored his last ton against Bangladesh on November 22, 2019. It has been 650 days since he brought his international century.
Kohli has been facing off problems against the likes of James Anderson and Ollie Robinson in the ongoing Test series. He needs to quickly find solutions to play against Anderson and Robinson if India wants to stage a comeback after losing the third test by innings and 76 runs.
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