WATCH: Virat Kohli bowls slow-medium pace in Christchurch Test

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 02/03/2020

Virat Kohli bowls slow-medium pace: The Indian captain fancied bowling an over after New Zealand almost secured victory in the second Test.

During the third day of the second Test of the recently concluded India’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, India captain Virat Kohli bowled an over of slow-medium pace after New Zealand batsmen almost secured victory.

Chasing a 132-run target, New Zealand opening batsmen in Tom Latham and Tom Blundell didn’t let the Indian bowlers make early inroads as they stood tall to register a 103-run match-winning opening partnership.

It was only on the last delivery of the 28th over when India fast bowler Umesh Yadav dismissed Latham (52) after he looked uncomfortable against a short delivery.

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Soon enough, India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah dismissed New Zealand captain Kane Williamson (5) and Blundell (55). However, with the hosts in vicinity of the target, it wasn’t much of a problem for them.

In the penultimate over of the match, Kohli himself brought into the attack with New Zealand needing only seven runs to win the match. In the only over that Kohli bowled with wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant up to the stumps, he conceded four runs.

Kohli, who was last seen bowling in a tour match during the tour of Australia in 2018, rarely bowls at the highest level these days.

As far as the match was concerned, New Zealand registered a seven-wicket victory to whitewash India 2-0 in the Test series.

Virat Kohli bowls slow-medium pace

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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