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While the Indian captain Virat Kohli’s bad patch is running continuously, New Zealand pacer Tim Southee became the first bowler to dismiss Kohli for ten times.
Virat Kohli-led Indian team has now entered the final chapter of the New Zealand tour as they have started the second and final game of the two-match Test series against the hosts on Saturday (29th February) at Hagley Oval (Christchurch).
After winning the toss in the Christchurch Test, the hosts once again asked the visiting team to bat first on the green top. Though this time the top orders provided better starts with some solid batting performances, skipper Virat Kohli once again failed to perform positively with the bat.
On the day one of this Test, Virat Kohli came to bat just a few overs before the lunch break and remained not out on three runs at the lunch break.
However, the Indian captain failed to stay longer on the crease as Kohli was dismissed by the experienced New Zealand pacer Tim Southee when he faced the first ball of the second session. The present second-ranked Test batsman Kohli completely missed that delivery, and it hit on his pad. Though the captain went for a review, it completely wasted as all the three points had red marks.
It was the 10th success for Tim Southee against Virat Kohli in the international cricket. No other bowler has achieved this number of success against Kohli in international cricket. England pacer James Anderson and the former English off-spinner Graeme Swann both have dismissed Kohli for eight times each.
Top three most successful bowlers against Virat Kohli in international cricket
|Player (Team)||Total dismissals|
|Tim Southee (New Zealand)||10|
|James Anderson (England)||8|
|Graeme Swann (England)||8|
In the ongoing New Zealand tour, Tim Southee has dismissed Virat Kohli for three times (once each in every format). The Kiwi pacer Hamish Bennett is the other bowler who also dismissed Kohli for three times in this tour but all in the limited-overs series (two in T20Is and once in ODI).