The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

IN­DIA cap­tain Vi­rat Kohli was un­happy with the amount of grass left on the pitch for the open­ing test against Eng­land af­ter his side had to fight hard to eke out a draw in an in­trigu­ing fi­nal ses­sion yes­ter­day. Kohli en­sured the hon­ours were shared with the tour­ing side with a de­fi­ant 49 af­ter his side, ranked num­ber one in the world, were re­duced to 132 for six, chas­ing an im­prob­a­ble tar­get of 310 for vic­tory. “I was quite sur­prised to see that much grass, to be hon­est,” the 28-year-old Kohli said. “It should not have been the case.” Kohli would have hoped for more as­sis­tance for his spin­ners from the pitch at the Saurash­tra Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion Sta­dium, mak­ing its de­but as a test cen­tre, given Eng­land’s re­cent strug­gles on turn­ing tracks in Bangladesh. Kohli dented Eng­land’s hopes of a 1-0 lead in the five-match se­ries with a fifth-wicket stand of 47 with Ravichan­dran Ash­win and another cru­cial part­ner­ship of 40 for the sev­enth wicket with lo­cal man Ravin­dra Jadeja. He thought the

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.