Indian skipper Virat Kohli was disgusted with himself after falling to Moeen Ali in the second innings of the Oval Test. The 32-year-old showed his frustration by punching the wall in the dressing room.
On a flat track at The Oval, Kohli was well set and looked in command at the crease. He rarely played a false shot and was aware of where his off-stump was which made it easy for him to leave. There were a few signature cover drives in his knock, which instilled faith in the Indian team.
However, his dismissal came at the hands of Moeen, who has had the wood over the Indian skipper a fair few times. After watchfully playing out the pacers, Kohli fell to an innocuous floated delivery from the off-spinner. In an attempt to defend, all that Kohli managed was an outside edge which was taken by Craig Overton at first slip.
Kohli was extremely stunned by the way he got out and walked back to the pavilion. As he reached the inside of the dressing room, he ferociously punched the wall in sheer disappointment and anger. Kohli fell just six runs short of his second fifty in the Test match.
Watch Virat Kohli’s reaction in the dressing room here:
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England boss the first session on Day 4 of the Oval Test
India had their noses in front at the start of play on Day 4. They had a lead of 171 runs with seven wickets remaining. Ravindra Jadeja accompanied Kohli at the crease and played out the first few tricky overs. The first bowling change made the difference as Chris Woakes came in and removed both Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane.
As Kohli continued at the other end, Rishabh Pant joined him but the runs came at a snail’s pace. As the duo started to eke out singles here and there, Moeen secured the session for the hosts by getting the Indian skipper’s wicket.
At Lunch on Day 4, India was 329/6, with Pant on 16 and Shardul Thakur on 11.