Indian skipper Virat Kohli was not at all pleased with the umpiring between India and England in the fourth T20I of the series, much to the likes of his fellow countrymen. There were a couple of controversial decisions that went against India in the fourth T20I as they finished on a fighting total of 185 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs.
First up, it was Suryakumar Yadav’s controversial dismissal after the latter hit a scintillating half-century as he walked into bat for the first time in his international career. His decision came at a very wrong time for team India as they were cruising with the partnership building between Suryakumar and Rishabh Pant.
Watch: Disgusted Virat Kohli Walks Off The Field After A Flurry Of Controversial Decisions In The 4th T20I
Virat Kohli had himself demoted in the batting order as he came out to bat at number four. Surya’s promotion in the batting order helped him grow in confidence as the Mumbaikar paid off with a brilliant knock. Rest of the Indian batting failed to click as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals.
Virat Kohli could not believe his eyes in the final over of the first innings when Washington Sundar was controversially given out on the boundary ropes when he was caught by Adil Rashid off Jofra Archer. However, the footage clearly showed that Adil’s foot was clearly touching the ropes when he had caught the ball. Even after that, Washington was given out and Virat Kohli couldn’t take it as he walked off the field.
Watch the video of the incident here:
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Team India Need To Defend 185 Runs To Level The Series
The Indian openers once again failed to click for the Indian team as both Rahul and Rohit got off to good starts but couldn’t convert their scores into a big one. Rishabh Pant looked in great touch as he went on to score 30 runs off just 23 balls. Suryakumar Yadav scored 57 runs off just 31 balls in the first innings to carry India to a fighting total of 185 runs.
Shreyas Iyer also played a scintillating knock of 37 runs in just 18 balls. India need to defend 185 runs in order to win the fourth game and level the series 2-2.