Virat Kohli’s horror run in New Zealand continues as the India captain was dismissed for 3 on Day 1 of the ongoing 2nd Test in Christchurch on Saturday. Virat Kohli’s hundred-less run extends to 21 innings in international cricket. Kohli has now managed just 204 runs in 10 innings and just 1 fifty on the ongoing tour of New Zealand.
This is also the 10th time Virat Kohli has got out to Tim Southee in international cricket — the most times the New Zealand quick has dismissed a batsman.
Having survived a tricky period of 15 minutes before Lunch break, Virat Kohli fell as early as the 2nd over after the break at the Hagley Oval on Saturday. Kohli missed a straight ball from Tim Southee and was adjudged LBW for 3. Kohli looked solid before the lunch break but a moment of lapse in concentration led to his downfall.
Notably, Kohli went for a review after discussing with non-striker Cheteshwar Pujara for a considerable amount of time even as the call looked plumb. As it turned out, there were 3 reds and the on-field umpire’s decision stayed.
Kohli has had a history of poor DRS calls. As a batsman, he has found success in only 2 of 13 DRS reviews in Test cricket. 9 of the 13 DRS calls have been struck down while 2 were umpire’s calls.
Since the Kolkata Test against Sri Lanka in 2017/18, Kohli has not got a DRS call right as a batsman in Test cricket.