Virat Kohli was sent off for a duck for the first time in his ODI World Cup career during India’s match against England in Lucknow on Sunday. The former Indian captain faced nine deliveries but failed to score a single run and was eventually dismissed by David Willey.
Kohli received a length ball from Willey around mid-on and skipped down the track to make a big throw but ended up missing it in the air on middle where Ben Stokes took a simple catch. At the time of Kohli’s departure, India were 27/2 in 6.5 overs, with Shubman Gill (9) also losing his wicket to Chris Woakes earlier.
In 32 innings before the game against England, Kohli recorded 1384 runs at an average of 53.23. This is also his 16th duck in ODIs and third against England in the same format. His first ODI duck against England came in Kolkata in 2011 and then in Dharamshala in 2013.
Defending champions England, who have won just one game in their current season, initially won the toss and elected to bowl. They made their first breakthrough in the fourth round by defeating opener Shubman Gill. Chris Woakes sent a ball down the length, middle and off, and Gill missed the ball. The ball went through the gap between bat and pad and hit the stumps.
After winning the toss, England captain Jos Buttler stressed that his team was playing for pride. You are currently on the verge of elimination. “We will bowl first today. Nothing specific, it’s a gut decision. It’s a great occasion and hopefully we’ll do our best today. Today we want to put on a good show. We haven’t done ourselves justice.” “Today we want to put on a show and play with pride. Playing in front of a full crowd and against India is a great opportunity. We’re going with the same team,” he said.
Meanwhile, India captain Rohit Sharma said: “We wanted to bat first, we had a good time batting second. Looks like a good pitch, it’s a new surface that has been laid here. He played well in the 100 overs. “I mean, it’s pretty important to think like that, but it’s important to get the two points. We played good cricket. It’s always good to take a break. It’s nice to come back here and get back into business. We play against the same team we played in the last game.
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