Virat Kohli Dismissed by Left-Armers in 3 Successive WC Semifinals
India’s captain Virat Kohli returns to the pavilion after being dismissed during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester.
India’s captain Virat Kohli returns to the pavilion after being dismissed during the Cricket World Cup semifinal match between India and New Zealand at Old Trafford in Manchester.(Photo: AP)

Virat Kohli Dismissed by Left-Armers in 3 Successive WC Semifinals

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for just 1 run in the first semi-final against New Zealand on Wednesday, 10 July. Chasing 240, the Indian top-order, including Kohli, faltered to give a good start. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were also dismissed for 1 run each.

Interestingly, this was the third successive time Kohli was dismissed by a left-arm pacer in a World Cup semifinal – from 2011 to 2019.

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While Wahab Riaz dismissed him for 9 in the 2011 semifinal, Mitchell Johnson accounted for his wicket in the 2015 game for just 1.

Kohli’s problem against playing the left-arm pacers has been once again exposed in this match. His tendency of playing shots of balls outside the off stump turned out to be his weakness once again.

Boult set Kohli up by bowling outside the off-stump and then brought one back which pitched in line and held its line as well as he was found plumb in front of the wicket.

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Kohli even decided to review the umpire’s decision only to be proved wrong as the replays upheld the onfield umpire’s decision.

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