India and England are locking horns with each other in the rescheduled final Test of the 5-match series at Edgbaston in Birmingham. On Day 4, India managed to set a target of 378 runs for the hosts to chase down and in reply, English openers, Zak Crawley and Alex Lees made an opening partnership of more than 100 runs, but the latter lost his wicket after a horrible mix-up with Joe Root.
The incident took place in the 25th overs bowled by Ravindra Jadeja, as chaos led to the wicket of Alex Lees. Joe Root was yelling for a single but his partner is nowhere near getting to the other end. Thick inside edge squirted to backward square leg, Alex Lees wasn’t sure where the ball had gone, maybe couldn’t hear the call because of the noise, and as India celebrate a third wicket in the space of three overs.
Mohammed Shami threw the ball towards the bowler’s end when Jadeja had all the time he needed to dislodge the bails. Alex Lees run out after scoring 56 off 65 balls with the help of 6 boundaries. Virat Kohli celebrated his heart out after the dismissal as the Indian fans were all charged up as the big wickets turned the momentum in India’s favor.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Alex Lees:
Virat Kohli just LOVES it 🤣 pic.twitter.com/MbWSrfgU9s
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 4, 2022
Earlier in the Test, Virat Kohli was engaged in an altercation with Jonny Bairstow. On day 3, the English batter was missing the ball consistently outside off stump by Mohammed Shami.
That’s when Kohli said something to Bairstow to which he fired back. This left Kohli angry; he then let loose his verbal volleys at the batter. In the end, the former India skipper grabbed his catch of Bairstow and blew a kiss when he was taking the long walk back to the pavilion.
Here is how the fans reacted:
Seriously, what is wrong with Virat Kohli?
— Jeremy Spencer (@JeremyS08037083) July 4, 2022
Celebration from Virat Kohli is wholesome.
— Brown Cat Cricket (@AnonymousCrick) July 4, 2022
Virat Kohli is the energy of Test cricket.pic.twitter.com/PtadpF6Pdp
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 4, 2022
living to witness this Virat Kohli pic.twitter.com/vWXbg0eDsq
— riya (@reaadubey) July 4, 2022
— D Jay (@djaywalebabu) July 4, 2022
most unlikeable cricketer ever.
— Andrew Rushforth (@andy_rushforth) July 4, 2022
🗣️ Virat Kohli is fired up and how 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Yw6jPcBPSk
— News18 CricketNext (@cricketnext) July 4, 2022
#TeamIndia make the most of the chaos and Alex Lees is run-out for 5️⃣6️⃣ 🤩
Two wickets soon after Tea for the visitors 👊🏼
— Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 4, 2022
This Kohli is much better than the Quite one !
— Gabba Ka Papa 🔰🌟 (@riseup_pant) July 4, 2022