IND vs ENG: Moeen Ali becomes the first spinner to reject Virat Kohli for a duck in tests


Moeen Ali became the first spinner to fire Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday for a duck in Test cricket. Moeen Ali gave a stunning delivery and it all revolved around Virat Kohli’s (0) stumps during the first session on day one of the ongoing second test between India and England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. This is the eleventh time that Kohli has been fired for a duck in Tests. James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, Suranga Lakmal, Abu Jayed, Liam Plunkett, Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach are the other 10 bowlers who dismissed Kohli for zero in Tests.

India lost crucial wickets to Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli as England gained the upper hand in the first session on day one of the ongoing second Test.

India chose to hit first and got off to the worst possible start as the hosts lost Gill (0) wicket in just the second over of the day.

Olly Stone closed Gill right up front and as a result the right-handed leg-for-wicket was judged.

Pujara then joined Rohit Sharma in the middle and the duo got the innings back for the hosts.

While Pujara played his signature way, Rohit quickly took advantage of the loose balls and kept the scoreboard moving at a fast pace.

Both batters weren’t in trouble, but just 20 minutes before lunch, spinner Jack Leach got the upper hand from Pujara (21).

This dismissal also ended an 85-run grandstand between Pujara and Rohit and put Kohli in the fold.

Earlier, skipper Kohli had won the coin toss and chose to hit first.

The hosts made three changes to their lineup when they brought in Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj to replace Shahbaz Nadeem, Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah.


On the other hand, England made four changes when they brought in Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone and Ben Foakes, while leaving out Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, James Anderson and Jos Buttler.

England are already leading 1-0 in the series of four games and India must win the series by at least a margin of 2-1 to reach the final of the World Test Championship (WTC).

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