India beat England – Virat Kohli losing streak ends as captain: Team India skipper Virat Kohli finally got back to winning ways as India thrashed England by 317 runs in the second Test in Chennai. With this win, Kohli snaps his four-match losing streak in Tests as Indian skipper and also equalled MS Dhoni’s record for most Test wins as captain on Indian soil (21).
Virat Kohli’s 4 Match Losing Streak under his captaincy: It started with defeats in two consecutive test matches against the New Zealand in Feb 2020, continued with a humiliating loss against Australia in Adelaide, when under Kohli – India was shot our for their lowest ever Test score of 36 – and then the defeat at home against the England side.
Kohli equals Dhoni’s record: Kohli has now become the most successful Indian captain at home alongside Dhoni. Notably, Kohli has led India to 21 Test wins at home thus equalling Dhoni’s record. If Team India manage to win one of the remaining two Test of the four-match series, then Kohli will top the chart with 22 wins.
World Test Championship Race: The victory in Chennai on Tuesday has lifted India to the second position with 69.7 percentage points on the points table but they cannot afford to lose another match as they need to win 2-1 or 3-1 to qualify for the final of the maiden edition of the championship.
India can qualify if…
England qualify if…
Australia qualify if…
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On the other hand, England, who led the table after winning the opening Test, has slipped to the fourth spot with 67.0 percentage points. They can still qualify, but for that, they must win both remaining matches of the series against India.
New Zealand has already qualified for the final while Australia can qualify ahead of India and England if the ongoing series is drawn or if England wins 2-1.