Offie Moeen Ali bowled a stunning delivery that turned to rattle the stumps of Virat Kohli (0) in the first session on day one of the ongoing second Test between India and England here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
This is the 11th time that Kohli has been dismissed for a duck in Tests. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, Suranga Lakmal, Abu Jayed, Liam Plunkett, Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach are the other ten bowlers to have dismissed Kohli for a zero in Tests.
What turn Moeen Ali! Virat Kohli bowled for a duck.#INDvsENG https://t.co/G2rhZ6UBCX
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Rohit Sharma scored a quickfire half-century but India lost crucial wickets of Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli as England gained an upper hand in the first session on day one.
At the lunch break, India’s score read 106/3 with Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane unbeaten on 80 and 5 respectively. The first session saw 106 runs being scored from 26 overs.
Kohli had won the toss and he opted to bat first. The hosts made three changes to their line-up as they brought in Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj in place of Shahbaz Nadeem, Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested.
26th duck in Internationals for Virat Kohli (Tests 11, ODIs 13, T20Is 2). 2, 19, 3, 14, 74, 4, 11, 72 & 0 – Kohli’s… https://t.co/DHGLgDnR3y
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On the other hand, England made four changes as the side brought in Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone, and Ben Foakes in place of Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, James Anderson and Jos Buttler.
England are 1-0 up in the four-match series. India need to win the series by at least a 2-1 margin in order to make the finals of the World Test Championship.