Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli looked confident while coming out to bat in the ongoing second ODI of the three-match series at the iconic Lord’s. He came out to bat after the early dismissal of skipper Rohit Sharma as India is chasing a decent total of 247 runs after winning the opening game by 10 wickets.
Mohammed Shami bowled a relentless spell near the stumps and it has worked wonders for India yet again, giving them the momentum to again establish a strong stance over England in the ongoing second ODI. The fast bowler came up trumps in his second spell when he got the important wicket of man-in-form Jos Buttler, completely doing over the opposition skipper with an impeccable fast bowler.
At one stage, England looked to be cruising along having found their lost batting rhythm from the past few matches. However, Hardik Pandya provided the much-needed breakthrough in his first over, breaking the opening partnership of 41 by having Jason Roy caught in the deep. Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root were anchoring the innings well when Yuzvendra Chahal both of them in quick succession.
Even though England was left reeling at 82/3, India could not sit back lightly given Buttler and Ben Stokes occupied the crease. Shami understood the need of the hour immediately, striking in the 19th over to take Buttler’s wicket after he had scored just four runs. Invited to bat, England were all out for 246 in the second ODI against India on Thursday. Moeen Ali top-scored for England with 47 while David Willey and Jonny Bairstow chipped in with 41 and 38 runs respectively.
Reece Topley gets on to dart in, hits Sharma on the pads and that’s as plumb as it can get. The Indian skipper departs for 0. After his dismissal, Virat Kohli came out to bat and the official Twitter account of the Lord’s cricket ground shared a video of confident Virat coming out to bat.
Here is the video of a confident walk from Virat Kohli:
The famous walk.
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) July 14, 2022