X close
X close

WATCH: Bad, Bad Luck As Virat Kohli Falls To Joe Root's Rebound Catch

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 11 and 20 runs in the first & second innings respectively in the final test match against England at Birmingham.

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam July 03, 2022 • 22:39 PM

ENG vs IND - Virat Kohli's bad form, which isn't as much as bad form as bad luck, was yet again unluckily dismissed in the second innings in the final test. After looking good in the second innings, England captain Ben Stokes managed to dismiss the former Indian captain cheaply. 

After India lost two wickets for just 43 runs in the second innings, Virat Kohli came out to bat to help India to set a good total for revamped English side in the 4th innings. Kohli scored 11 runs in the first innings when he was 'unluckily' dismissed after an indecisive play/leave against Matty Potts.


After bowling out England for 284 runs in the first innings, team India lost their first wicket in the form of Shubman Gill in the very first over against James Anderson. India lost Hanuma Vihari in the 17th over as India lost their 2nd wicket for just 43 runs.

Virat Kohli looked in rhythm during his 40-ball stay at the crease as he smacked 4 glorious fours. However, the English captain got the better of him with a touch of luck. On the 5th delivery of the 30th over, Ben Stokes bowled a snake of a delivery which kicked up off nowhere as Kohli pressed in front to defend, with the ball popping up off the glove to the keeper.

England wicket-keeper Sam Billings dropped the catch, but Joe Root, stationed at first slip, was alert enough to the possibility of lapping up the ricochet. Virat Kohli was dismissed after scoring 20 runs as India lost their third wicket for a total of 75 runs.

Also Read: Scorecard

Earlier, Ben Stokes won the toss & opted to bowl first against India in the final test. While writing this piece, India are at 87/3 with a lead of 220 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara (38*) and Rishabh Pant (8*) are at the crease trying to extend the Indian lead. This match is being played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.