Watch: Furious Virat Kohli gave an angry stare to Rishabh Pant after a close runout survived on big mix-up
Team India is currently taking on Bangladesh in the second and final test in Mirpur. Batting first, the hosts got dismissed for 227 in 73.5 overs in the first inning of the game. In reply, India also struggled with some early wickets.
India finished the morning session on Day 2 at 82/3. Just before lunch, there was a moment when Virat Kohli escaped a close run-out due to a miscommunication with Rishabh Pant. It was the last ball before lunch, and both Indian batters were involved in a mix-up.
Earlier, the hosts started Day 2 at 19/0 and lost KL Rahul (10) and Shubman Gill (20) in a span of 12 balls. The highest run-scorer from the last match, vice captain Cheteshwar Pujara, also could not continue his form and was out after scoring 24 runs.
However, India has lost Virat, who made 24 runs. The visitors lost him at the score of 94 in 37.4 overs. The mix-up came on the last ball before lunch, bowled by Mehidy Hasan Miraz, when the former Indian skipper flicked him towards mid-on.
Virat called Pant for a quick single and ran. Meanwhile, the Indian wicketkeeper wasn't keen to run and sent Virat back. And in order to return to his crease, the former Indian skipper had to dive to save himself from getting out. He wasn't pleased after Pant refused for a single and gave a stare to the left-hander.
Nobody wants to be pant right there😭😭😭pic.twitter.com/A3GJmipemT— अंजू #TeamIndia❤️ (@Deep_Point_) December 23, 2022
India won the first game comprehensively by 188 runs and has a 1-0 unassailable lead in the two-match series. After that win, India jumped to the second spot in the ongoing World Test Championship and is just behind Australia. However, the visitors need a win in this game to firm up their positions on the WTC table.
After this series, India will host Australia for a four-match test series at home starting in February. The Men in Blue need to win four out of the five games left in the current WTC cycle to qualify for the final.