Kohli was dismissed by New Zealand's sensational all-rounder Kyle Jamieson in both innings of the WTC Final at Ageas Bowl in Southampton. In the first innings, Kohli was trapped leg before by the tall Kiwi pacer after scoring 44 runs. In the second innings, the right-handed batsman was removed by his fellow Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate for 13. Kohli was caught behind by BJ Watling in the second innings while trying to cut Jamieson. WTC Final: Day 6: Kohli, Pujara, Rahane fall cheaply; India 130/5 at lunch break; Jamieson shines for NZ During England tour in 2014, Kohli struggled to score runs against James Anderson and averaged a dismal 13.4 in 10 innings. But the Kohli of 2018 was a completely different beast as he accumulated 593 runs in the five-Test series and never gave Anderson his wicket. Nasser felt Kohli's struggles against Jamieson reminded him of Kohli of 2014. Talking about Kohli's batting in the WTC Final, Hussain said in the commentary box, . . .
New Delhi: New Zealand clinched the World Test Championship title as they won the inaugural edition by beating India in the final by eight wickets on Wednesday at Ageas Bowl, Southampton by chasing down 139 runs. It was a fantastic effort from the Kiwis as they were able to dominate the Virat Kohli-led team in the summit clash. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and veteran batsman Ross Taylor led the team to comprehensive victory as they scored 52 and 47 runs respectively. This is New Zealand’s first major ICC title since 2000 when the Kiwis won the ICC knockout title in which they had defeated the Indian team. Meanwhile, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was disappointed after his team’s loss in the final. India lost three wickets in the opening session of the reserve day and Kohli feels it was the turning point of the game. Virat Kohli said in the post-match presentation, “First up, a big congratulations to Kane and his team. They’ve shown great consistency and heart, and pull . . .
New Zealand under Kane Williamson grabbed their maiden ICC Trophy, winning the WTC Final and Kohli said India lost too many wickets on the sixth day morning (the reserve day) hurt their cause. "A big congratulations to Kane and his team. They've shown great consistency and heart, and pull off a result in three days. They put us under pressure throughout the Test and did extremely well to win. It was difficult to get momentum on second day, and we did really well with the ball in the first innings. "This morning (Day 6 morning) was the difference where their bowlers executed their plans to perfection and didn't give us scoring opportunities. We were 30-40 short of giving them a good target," said Kohli during the post-match presentation on Wednesday (June 23). India had announced their playing 11 a day before the Test while New Zealand withheld it till the toss on Day 2, helping them to go with four pacers and Colin de Grandhomme as pace-bowling all-rounder, whereas India . . .
New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s barren run in the big ICC matches continued as he was dismissed after scoring 13 runs in the second innings of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Kohli was dismissed by Kyle Jamieson as the fast bowler consistently troubled his Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper. Kohli looked at sea while facing the lanky paceman. Jamieson consistently challenged Kohli by bowling in the corridor of uncertainty and asked the right questions from the talisman. Former England skipper Nasser Hussain and India great Sunil Gavaskar explained Kohli’s dismissal. Hussain stated that Kohli’s dismissal looked more like 2014 when he was continuously troubled by James Anderson. “Little bit more like 2014 and not the one of 2018. That was the sort of line that James Anderson troubled him in 2014. He left those last time around when he played in England,” Nasser Hussain said on air as Jamieson exalted at the Hampshire bowl. Gavaskar added that Kohli’s backfoot . . .
India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday indicated that he may bring in "right people with right mindset to perform" in the Test side just like their white ball set-up where they have multiple players ready to shoulder responsibility at the highest level. After his side lost the WTC Final , the Indian captain didn't name anyone but expressed his displeasure at some of the players not showing enough intent to score runs which put pressure on the batting outfit. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 8 runs off 54 balls in the first innings and consumed 35 balls for his first run. He then managed just 15 runs off 80 balls in the second essay. "We will continue to reassess and continue to have conversations around what are the things required to strengthen our side and not follow or fall prey to certain patterns," Kohli said at the post match virtual press conference. "We will not wait for a year or so and have to plan ahead. If you see our white ball team now, we have great depth and guys . . .
India captain Virat Kohli was adamant that their decision to stick to playing three pacers in the World Test Championship final was the correct one as they fielded their "best combination" in the defeat against New Zealand . India had announced their side a day before the final was supposed to start, but rain washed out Day 1, and there were questions on whether India should have played with another fast bowler, given the conditions would provide more assistance to them. "We've been successful with this combination in different conditions. We thought this was our best combination, and we had batting depth as well, and if there was more game time, the spinners would have come into the game more as well," Kohli said after the match in Southampton. He also congratulated New Zealand for forcing a result in a match marred by rain. "Big congratulations to Kane (Williamson) and the whole team. They showed great consistency and heart to pull out a result in just over three days, . . .
New Delhi: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets to become the inaugural World Test Championship winners on Wednesday. New Zealand played dominant cricket throughout the Test as their bowlers played a massive role in the team’s historic win. Kyle Jamieson was named Man of the Match for his match-winning spell in the first innings as he became the first bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in the WTC final. After guiding his team to a massive win, Jamieson said it is surreal to be crowned the champions as he was happy to play his part. “It’s a massive moment. To have some context around Test cricket is big and to be standing here now is surreal. I knew we had a big first hour today. We had the ball in the right areas, and we knew it would be a tough task. It’s nice to have the ball first up and play your part,” Jamieson said in the post-match presentation. Jamieson also picked two big wickets in the second innings – Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the reserve day to laid the . . .
WTC FINAL 2021 by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on Share Tweet India lost the final by 8 wickets. © Getty Virat Kohli added his voice to the chorus of calls asking for future World Test Championships to be multi-game affairs. The India captain echoed thoughts of his head coach Ravi Shastri and former skipper Sachin Tendulkar after his side were defeat in the inaugural final of this format. It was India's second loss in a major tournament final under Kohli but he clarified that his opinion was not based on the outcome but that a one-off game to decide the best team from a tournament played over a two-year phase was not and may not give an authentic portrayal of the character of the two finalist teams or allow a narrative to build over the series. "Well, look, firstly, I'm not in absolute agreement of deciding the best Test side in the world over the course of one game, to be very honest," Kohli said. "If it is a Test series, . . .
At the start of the play on Wednesday (June 23), Watling - walking into the middle for one last time in New Zealand fatigues - had fittingly led the team into the ground on the reserve day of the title clash. The 35-year-old was also congratulated on the field by India skipper Virat Kohli. "BJ Watling dislocated his right ring finger in the first session and has received medical treatment during the lunch break before returning to the field," read an update from New Zealand Cricket. WTC Final: Virat Kohli congratulates BJ Watling on his last day in international cricket, ICC lauds Kohli Watling had announced last month that he will retire after New Zealand's England tour that also included the WTC Final against India. Arguably the best ever wicketkeeper-batsman to play for New Zealand, Watling had missed the second Test against England to recover from a back injury. In his 75th and final Test, Watling took catches of India skipper Virat Kohli, his deputy Ajinkya . . .
Indian batsmen who were dismissed for 217 in the first innings were restricted to a paltry 170 in 73 overs. The Virat Kohli-led side, therefore, had a lead of 138 runs. Tim Southee (4/48) and Trent Boult (3/39) were the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand. While Kyle Jamieson (2/30) and Neil Wagner (1/44) were also amongst the wickets. WTC Final: Day 6: Kohli, Pujara, Rahane fall cheaply; India 130/5 at lunch break; Jamieson shines for NZ After losing the key wickets of Virat Kohli (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (15) and Ajinkya Rahane (15) in the morning session on day six, India pinned hopes with the pair of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja in the post-lunch session. But their hopes were dashed soon after the lunch break as they lost the wicket of Jadeja early. WTC Final: BJ Watling returns to keep wickets in farewell Test despite dislocated ring finger against India The left-handed batsman - who was constantly battling against New Zealand's disciplined bowling . . .