A big inning was expected from Virat Kohli at the Wankhede Stadium and he started it with an excellent four but a few balls of Mitchell Starc’s over completely piled him up.
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Mumbai: After playing a tremendous inning of 186 runs against Australia in Ahmedabad about a week ago, Virat Kohli was again expected to score a big score. in Mumbai Australia Kohli also had his chance at the Wankhede Stadium in the first match of the ODI series against India as Team India was in trouble. Kohli also started it with an excellent four, but what happened then, he put the whole stadium in a can. This work was done by Mitchell Starc, who could never get Kohli out before this.
After bundling out Australia for just 188 runs, the Indian team also lost its first wicket soon. Opener Ishan Kishan returned to the pavilion in the second over itself. He was made his victim by Marnus Labuschen. After that, Virat Kohli came to the crease, who had already scored two ODI hundreds in January this year and then scored a century in a Test match last week against other Australian bowlers including Starc.
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Kohli trapped in Stark’s trap
Looking at the strong record against Australia and improving form, it was expected that Kohli would be able to get India out of this difficult situation. He also scored a four against Stoinis by scoring an excellent straight drive, but after that he was troubled by left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc. The two came face to face in the fifth over after Stark dropped the ball at the end of the third over. Stark blew Kohli away in three consecutive balls while dodging him.
Then on the fifth ball, Starc wrapped Kohli’s pad on a tremendous inswing and umpire Nitin Menon gave him LBW out without any trouble. Kohli did not even think of taking DRS on this because he also knew that he was clean out.
Iconic 4 balls of Starc vs Virat Kohli.pic.twitter.com/y60ame9XxX
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Stark failed in 4 different years
simultaneously stark Has achieved success against Virat Kohli for the first time in a decade-long career. Stark made his ODI debut against India in 2010 and Virat Kohli was also playing in that match but Stark could not get him out. After this, both of them faced each other in different ODIs in 2012, 2019 and 2020 but Stark failed every time. After failing for 4 years, Stark trapped Kohli in the net in 4 balls and made him his victim on the fifth.