The second match of the two-Test series between India and New Zealand is being played in Christchurch.
The Indian team was reduced to 242 runs in the first innings. Barring three batsmen, all the other batsmen of the team have failed to perform better. Mayank Agarwal 7, Ajikya Rahane 7, Rishabh Pant 12 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 9 and returned to the pavilion.
Captain Virat Kohli also proved to be a flop. He returned to the pavilion after scoring just 3 runs. Kohli was lbw by Tim Southee. He also proved to be a flop in the first Test of the series.
Kohli failed to score a half-century in the fifth consecutive innings of international cricket. They are out for 3 runs today. Earlier, he scored 2 and 19 runs in two innings of the last Test.
He had scored 9 and 15 runs in the last two ODIs against New Zealand. Tim Southee also set a new record by dismissing Kohli in Christchurch. He hunted Kohli for the 10th time. He became the most frequently dismissed batsman on Saudi ball.
The Indian captain has not scored a century in the last 21 innings in international cricket. He has scored only one half-century in a total of 10 innings on this tour of New Zealand.
During this, 204 runs have been scored. Kohli made his last half-century in ODIs played in Hamilton. He was then dismissed for 51 runs. In the Christchurch Test, he batted for 15 minutes before lunch. He could play only one over after lunch. In the second over, the Saudis showed Kohli the path of the pavilion.
They could not play the Saudi straight ball properly. The ball went straight to his pad. On Saudi’s appeal, the umpire called him out. The Indian captain spoke to Cheteshwar Pujara standing at the non-striker end. He then took a review.
The review also saw outs and the on-field umpire’s decision was upheld. Kohli has been reviewed in the test 13 times. The decision went against him for the 11th time.