IND vs LEI: Virat Kohli fails to convert half century into triple digit score, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed

IND vs LEI: Virat Kohli fails to convert half century into triple digit score, Jasprit Bumrah dismissed

Former India captain Virat Kohli once again failed to convert his half-century into a three-figure score as he was dismissed for 67 in the second innings of the warm-up match against Leicestershire on Saturday. Kohli looked in good touch while in the middle as he completed his half-century with a boundary at third man.

The maverick batsman is struggling to convert half-centuries into big scores and it continued when Jasprit Bumrah, playing for Leicestershire, got the better of him with 67 runs. The 33-year-old was very calm and calm during his innings but he lost concentration and tried to guide the ball to the backward point where he was caught and lost his precious wicket. It was the first wicket of the match for Jasprit Bumrah, who went without a wicket in the first innings.

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Kohli faced 98 balls in the second innings, while he looked in good touch in the first innings as well, where he scored 33 runs and was dismissed by Roman Walker. However, he was not very happy with the umpire’s decision to give out lbw.

Meanwhile, Kohli is the third Indian batsman to score a half-century in the match as KS Bharat scored an unbeaten 70 in the first innings. While Rishabh Pant, who batted for Leicestershire, scored 78 runs.

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Kohli wanted to drive off paceman Roman Walker but failed to read full length as the ball went off his bat and landed in the hands of the Leicestershire wicketkeeper. He initially looked comfortable but the umpire raised his forefinger and dismissed him lbw, a decision that left the former India captain unhappy.

The upcoming Test match is going to be very important for Kohli as his last international century came in 2019 and he is now desperate to end the drought.

The former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain also had a terrific IPL this season as he scored 341 runs in 16 innings which included two half-centuries.

Meanwhile, the Indian Test team will take on England in the fifth Test remaining from last year’s tour, which was postponed after several COVID cases were reported at the visitors’ camp. The match is to be played on 1 July at Edgbaston.

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