India captain Virat Kohli has been dismissed for a duck by England spinner Moeen Ali, which was his 11th duck in Test. Along with Rohit Sharma’s stunning century, Kohli’s dismissal was one of the topics to be discussed a swell on Day 1 of the second Test between India and England in Chennai.
Ali bowled a sharp delivery that went through the gate as Kohli was trying for a cover drive but eventually failed to reach the ball and it hit the top of the off-stump. After seeing this, former England captain Michael Vaughan recalled a memory from his playing days. Vaughan, who claimed six Test wickets in his career had involved in a similar dismissal when he dismissed the batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar. The delivery was similar as well
However, he took to Twitter and shared: “Getting an Indian legend bowled through the gate isn’t that difficult as an off spinner !!! #JustSaying #INDvENG”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 13, 2021
This happened in 2002 when India had travelled to England for a four-match Test series and tri-nation series as well. England beat India by 170 runs in the first game. In the second innings, India were at 11/2 before Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid stitched 163 runs for the second wicket, where Dravid scored a century.
However, Tendulkar too was on the verge of his hundred when Vaughan dismissed him with a stunning delivery. He pitched the ball outside off and as Tendulkar tried to go for a drive, the ball turned back and hit the stumps. But, Tendulkar smashed a ton in the next Test as India beat England by an innings and 46 runs in the next game as well.
However, Team India faced a 227-run defeat to England in the first Test in Chennai. After the huge loss, India captain Virat Kohli said that lack of intensity and poor body language was one of the main reasons for their defeat. However, with this win, England have taken a lead of 1-0 in the four-match test series.
“Our body language and intensity was not up to the mark, second innings we were much better. We were better in the second half of the first innings with the bat, not the first four batters,” said Virat Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony. “We have to understand the things that we have done decently in this game and the things that we haven’t and as a side we are always looking to improve. England were far more professional and consistent throughout the Test match than we were.”
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