Virat Kohli throughout the India vs Sri Lanka match in Asia Cup 2023© AFP
Virat Kohli was unable to attain huge throughout India’s Asia Cup 2023 Tremendous 4 match in opposition to Sri Lanka on Tuesday and his dismissal as soon as once more uncovered a worrying development relating to the star batter going through left-arm orthodox spinners. Kohli might handle to attain simply 3 runs earlier than getting foxed by Dunith Wellalage because the ball stopped on its option to the bat and he might solely handle to mistime it straight to Dasun Shanaka. Wellalage dismissing Kohli was simply one other reminder of his tough patch in opposition to the left-arm orthodox within the ODI format since 2021. After going through 159 deliveries, the Indian batter has scored 104 runs at a median of 13 and a strike price of 65.4.
The shot to which he fell on Tuesday was paying homage to his method of dismissals on earlier eight events to left-arm spin.
Kohli, nonetheless, wasn’t Wellalage’s sole sufferer of the night time. The 20-year-old spinner secured his maiden 5-wicket haul, single-handedly dismantling a formidable Indian batting lineup and bagging the prized wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.
He offered Sri Lanka with much-needed breakthroughs, dismissing Shubman Gill for 19. Gill bought utterly bamboozled by the spin because the ball rattled his off-stump. After choosing up Kohli’s wicket, Wellalage struck thrice extra.
Skipper Rohit was bamboozled by a ripper from the left-armer and ended up getting clean-bowled for 53.
He bagged his fourth wicket of the match after eradicating KL Rahul and introduced up his maiden five-wicket haul after scalping all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
(With ANI inputs)
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