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Runs dry up for Virat Kohli in New Zealand tour

Sports Lounge Staff



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Christchurch: Indian skipper Virat Kohli endured one of his worst series as batsmen in New Zealand.

He was dismmissed LBW in the second innings of the second Test after 14 runs, capping off his dry batting run without a single century.

He fell medium-pacer Colin de Grandhomme after getting struck on his front leg in the second innings at Hagley Oval.

His dismissals in both innings in Christchurch were similar as he was trapped in front by Tim Southee in the first innings and de Grandhomme.

In the three formats, the 31-year-old played a total of 11 innings on this New Zealand tour – fours in T20 Internationals, three in ODIs and four in Tests. He scored a total of 218 runs in total.

Kohli’s scores on 2020 NZ tour

T20Is: 45, 11, 38, 11

ODIs: 51, 15, 9

Tests: 2, 19, 3, 14

Kohli has also become the Indian skipper with second most defeats in Test cricket overseas.

India lost the second Test against New Zealand by seven wickets to lose the two-match Test series 2-0.

It was Kohli’s 11th Test defeat so far away from home.

After India’s defeat in the first Test in Wellington at Basin Reserve, Kohli was tied with former skipper and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly at 10 loses overseas.

But after India’s seven wicket capitulation against New Zealand in Christchurch, Kohli now has 11 loses as India’s Test skipper.

MS Dhoni holds the unwanted record of most Test defeats overseas as an Indian captain with 15 loses.

The 0-2 series whitewash India faced in New Zealand was also the first time India has lost all matches of a Test series with Virat Kohli as skipper.

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