India captain Virat Kohli didn’t have a cheerful return to red-ball cricket as he did not open his account within the second Test in opposition to New Zealand on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.
The Indian captain did not open his account and was given lbw off Azaz Patel’s bowling. The Indian skipper determined to take the DRS, it was contact and go, and there was no conclusive proof to overturn the on-field resolution.
WATCH – Was Virat Kohli OUT or NOT OUT ? You determine.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2021
Third umpire Virender Sharma requested on-field umpire Anil Chaudhary to stay with the unique resolution and Virat Kohli walked away to the dressing room in disbelief.
Virat Kohli’s contentious dismissal has divided social media.
Pretty clearly taking the sting and alter in path of the ball. Just that the third umpire was too nervous to take the precise resolution. Said sufficient he forgot to verify ball monitoring. pic.twitter.com/AS77aO2mtQ
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) December 3, 2021
Earlier, India captain Virat Kohli received the toss and opted to bat in opposition to New Zealand.
Kohli’s lbw was a contentious resolution. Unfortunately for him, Umpire’s name stays
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 3, 2021
The first session was worn out on account of a moist outfield after Mumbai obtained unseasonal rain over the last two days.
Inconclusive proof shouldn’t masks the standard of the choice…or the dearth of it. #IndvNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 3, 2021
Both sides had been dealt damage blows earlier than the beginning with the vacationers shedding captain Kane Williamson to an elbow drawback whereas the hosts misplaced Ajinkya Rahane, who led the aspect in Kanpur in Kohli’s absence, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma.
That was bat first for my part. And I perceive the ‘conclusive proof’ half. But I believe this was an occasion the place frequent sense ought to have prevailed. But as they are saying frequent sense shouldn’t be so frequent. Feel for Virat Kohli. #Unlucky #INDvNZ
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 3, 2021
New Zealand are being led by opening batter Tom Latham.
What was slightly regarding was that the third umpire was rattled. He went again to the on discipline umpire with out checking ball monitoring #INDvNZ
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) December 3, 2021
Kohli has returned to guide India with quick bowler Mohammed Siraj and spin-bowling all-rounder Jayant Yadav the opposite compelled adjustments.
“Looks like a really nice wicket, nice and hard early on and not much grass on it,” Kohli mentioned on the toss.
“Today with the sun out, we presume the first innings is going to be the best time to bat.”
Batter Daryl Mitchell was the one change for the touring aspect with Latham confirming New Zealand would even have opted to bat first if he received the toss.
“But it has been under covers for a few days so maybe we’ll get something out of it,” Latham mentioned. “The way we got the ball to swing in Kanpur was good, hopefully, it swings here as well.”
The opening check resulted in an exciting draw, with New Zealand’s final batting pair hanging on within the closing session to disclaim the hosts a victory.