Australia vs India 2nd Test Perth: Captain Virat Kohli once again fell prey to Nathan Lyon for 17 and that seems to have been the final nail in the coffin for the Indian cricket team on day 4 of the second Test in Perth. The fan feels Kohli’s wicket has put Australia in the driver’s seat in the Perth Test and they have a bright chance of making it 1-1. Kohli played for the turn, it did not spin in much and went off the outer edge into the safe hands of the slip fielder. India are in a soup now. Kohli pressed forward but the lack of turn on that ball did him in. Lyon continues to scalp Kohli. Aussies have their tail up now. Lyon has now dismissed Kohli seven times in whites which makes the most successful bowler against Indian skipper in cricket’s most traditional format. He is ahead of England’s James Anderson and Stuart Broad, the duo has got the better of Kohli five times each. Also Read - India's Predicted XI For 4th Test Against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad: Mohammed Siraj in For Jasprit Bumrah in Playing 11
Whereas in international cricket, Anderson and Graeme Swann are the most successful bowlers against Indian captain. They both have dismissed 8 times in international cricket. Also Read - Virat Kohli Has a Batting Session in Nets Ahead of Decider 4th Test in Ahmedabad | WATCH VIDEO
Here is the video of his dismissal:
Here is what Twitter felt after Kohli’s dismissal.
At the time of filing the copy, India had also lost opener Murali Vijay for 20 as India was 64/4 needing 223 to win with six wickets in hand. Earlier, the visitors suffered a poor start in their chase of 287 after pacer Mohammad Shami brought back the visitors back in the second Test with a six-wicket haul on day four on Monday. Shami took career-best figures of 6/56 as Australia were bowled out for 243 runs in their second innings. India were then reduced to 15/2 at tea with Murali Vijay (6 not out) and Virat Kohli (0 not out) at the crease. KL Rahul (0) played another indecisive stroke and was bowled off Mitchell Starc (1-6) on the fourth ball of the second innings. The bigger moment came when Josh Hazlewood (1/5) had Cheteshwar Pujara (4) caught behind off a faint edge in the fourth over to leave India leaning on Kohli once again.
Post a wicket-less morning session, Australia collapsed in a heap as they lost five wickets for 15 runs in the space of eight overs. Shami was the wrecker-in-chief, taking 4-26 in seven overs after lunch, as his express pace combined with short stuff bamboozled the Australian lower order.