IND vs SL / Virat Kohli missed his 49th century again, the wait still continues

Vikrant Shekhawat : Nov 02, 2023, 06:30 PM
IND vs SL: Virat Kohli's 49th ODI century continues. It was expected that Kohli would equal Sachin Tendulkar's record by playing a brilliant inning against Sri Lanka in the match being played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. But this could not happen. Kohli missed the century by 12 runs. The way Kohli was playing, it seemed that Kohli would equal Sachin's record at his home itself but it could not happen. Kohli was out on the third ball of the 32nd over by Dilshan Madhushanka.

Madhushanka bowled a slow ball to Kohli. Kohli could not read it and walked away with the bat. However, Kohli fired the bat quickly and the ball went to the covers. Standing on the covers was Pathum Nissanka who came forward and took a brilliant catch by diving. Kohli scored 88 runs in 94 balls with the help of 11 fours.

life was given

Kohli also got a lease of life in this match. Dushmantha Chameera had dropped Kohli's catch on the first ball of the sixth over. This time too Kohli was trapped on the slow ball. Even on Chameera's ball, Kohli moved the bat quickly and caught Chameera. But the catch went to Chameera's left side and he tried to take the catch by diving but could not succeed. After this, Kohli troubled the Sri Lankan team and played a brilliant innings but missed the century.

Gill-Kohli partnership

Team India had lost the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the very first over. After this, the team needed Kohli to set foot on the wicket and build the innings with Gill. Both of them together handled the innings and made a century partnership. However, both the batsmen could not complete their century. Gill was out after scoring 93 runs. If Gill had scored a century, it would have been his first century of the World Cup.