James Anderson dismisses Virat Kohli for a first-ball duck. Watch
- India are currently touring England for a five-match Test series
- Kohli registered an unwanted record to his name
- The Indian captain couldn't This is also the first time in 12 Tests that Anderson dismissed Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for a golden duck by pacer James Anderson on the second day of the first of the five-match Test series against England on Thursday. This was his third duck as captain in Tests. The right-handed batsman was Anderson's second victim on the trot as he dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara in the previous delivery.
So, this is how Anderson picked Kohli. The English pacer pitched the ball up just outside off and the ball nipped away slightly, drawing Kohli into a forward prod. The Indian captain does so with an angled bat. The ball kissed the outside of the bat and nestles in the gloves of Jos Buttler, who is keeping the wickets.
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Here is the list of the last five golden ducks for Kohli in Tests
vs Australia at the MCG 2011/12 (Bowler- Ben Hilfenhaus)
vs England Lord's 2014 (bowler- Liam Plunkett)
vs England Oval 2018 (Bowler- Stuart Broad)
vs West Indies Kingston 2019 (Bowler- Kemar Roach)
vs England Trent Bridge (Bowler- James Anderson)
This is also the first time in 12 Tests that Anderson dismissed Kohli, the last time was in Old Trafford in 2014.
With this duck, he also recorded the most golden ducks for Indian Test captains. While Kohli has 3, Lala Amarnath, Kapil Dev and Sourav Ganguly are tied with two golden ducks under their belt.
In other stats, here's a quick look at James Anderson vs Virat Kohli in international cricket.
In Test cricket
Balls faced: 566
Runs scored: 236
Dismissed: 6 times
Hit: 28 fours
Balls faced: 38
Runs scored: 26
Dismissed: 3 times
Hit: 2 fours
India is currently touring England for a five-match Test series that started August 4. While India will be looking to turn the tide and register a rare victory over the English side, the Joe Root-led side will be aiming to avenge their 1-3 loss in the subcontinent earlier this year.