Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck against England on the first day of the second Test at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.
The 32-year-old registered his 11th duck overall in the longest format of the game. Interestingly, this is for the first time that Kohli has been dismissed for a duck by a spinner in Test cricket.
This is the first time in Test cricket Virat Kohli has been dismissed for a DUCK by a spinner. (11th duck overall)#INDvsENG— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) February 13, 2021
The right-handed batsman has been dismissed by England off-spinner Moeen Ali for the fourth time in the longest format and this is also his fourth duck against the England cricket team in Tests.
Earlier in the day, the hosts got off to the worst possible start as they lost opener Shubman Gill (0) in the second over of the innings. The 21-year-old went to the pavilion for a three-ball duck as he was trapped leg-before by England pacer Olly Stone.
Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara stitched a valuable 85 runs partnership for the second wicket but India lost Pujara (21) and Kohli in quick succession as England pushed hosts on the backfoot.
Rohit smashed a brilliant half-century to guide Team India to 106 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second Test.
The Indian skipper had won the toss and elected to bat on a dry wicket at the Chepauk.
The hosts made three changes to the side that suffered a 227-run defeat in the first Test of the four-match series. India decided to rest their premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah and brought in Mohammed Siraj. Meanwhile, left-arm spinner Axar Patel is making his Test debut replacing Washington Sundar. On the other hand, chinaman Kuldeep Yadav has been included in the playing XI after almost two years in place of left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.
For England, pace bowler Stuart Broad came in for James Anderson while Olly Stone replaced the injured Jofra Archer. The visitors also included all-rounder Moeen Ali in place of Dom Bess and wicket-keeper Ben Foakes for Jos Buttler.
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