India vs England, 2nd Test: Moeen Ali Becomes First Spinner To Dismiss Virat Kohli For A Duck In Tests
- Updated: February 13, 2021
India vs England, 2nd Test: Moeen Ali on Saturday bowled Virat Kohli for nought in the first session and became the first spinner to dismiss Kohli for a duck in Tests.
Moeen Ali on Saturday became the first spinner to dismiss India skipper Virat Kohli for a duck in Test cricket. Moeen Ali bowled a stunning delivery and it turned to rattle the stumps of Virat Kohli (0) in the first session on Day One of the ongoing second Test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
This is the 11th time that Kohli has been dismissed for a duck in Tests. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, Suranga Lakmal, Abu Jayed, Liam Plunkett, Ravi Rampaul, and Kemar Roach are the other 10 bowlers to have dismissed Kohli for zero in Tests.
India lost crucial wickets of Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Kohli as England gained an upper hand in the first session on day one of the ongoing second Test.
Opting to bat first, India got off to the worst start possible as the hosts lost the wicket of Gill (0) in just the second over of the day.
Olly Stone trapped Gill right in front and as a result, the right-hander was adjudged leg-before wicket.
Pujara then joined Rohit Sharma in the middle and the duo retrieved the innings for the hosts.
While Pujara played in his trademark fashion, Rohit was quick to capitalise on the loose balls and he ensured that the scoreboard kept moving at a brisk pace.
Both the batters were not looking in any sort of trouble but just 20 minutes before the lunch break, spinner Jack Leach got the better of Pujara (21).
This dismissal also brought an end to an 85-run stand between Pujara and Rohit and brought Kohli to the crease.
Earlier, skipper Kohli had won the toss and he opted to bat first.
The hosts made three changes to their lineup as they brought in Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj in place of Shahbaz Nadeem, Washington Sundar, and Jasprit Bumrah.
On the other hand, England made four changes as they brought in Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone, and Ben Foakes while Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, James Anderson, and Jos Buttler had to be left out.
England are already 1-0 up in the four-match series and India need to win the series by at least a margin of 2-1 in order to make the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC).