Herschelle Gibbs would’ve loved to see Kohli bat in yesterday’s run chase in Nottingham
England beat Australia by 242 runs in Nottingham.
Updated - Jun 20, 2018 1:43 pm
Virat Kohli has been an integral member of the Indian team in all formats of the sport. He hardly crumbles under pressure, rather he puts forward his A-game when the team gets under the pump. The cricketer made his international debut a decade ago and hasn’t backtracked ever since. His career has only seen an upward trend and he has made own a number of records during this period.
He is also known as a dependable figure, especially during run chases. Out of 208 matches in his career, he has batted second on 120 instances and has notched 5772 runs at an awe-inspiring average of 67.90 to go with as many as 21 tons. Yesterday, Australia floundered in their quest to trace down the colossal score of 481 runs and they needed someone alike Kohli to give England a run for their money.
England crush Paine’s men
The match at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham turned out to be one-sided as the hosts thumped Tim Paine and Co by a mammoth 242 runs. They also handed the visitors a series defeat by a margin of 3-0 with two matches remaining. Johnny Bairstow and Alex Hales manhandled the Aussie bowling attack and racked up their respective centuries.
Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan’s breezy half-centuries can’t be undermined either. They notched up the highest score in ODIs with nearly five overs to go. In the second innings, Australia lost wickets at regular intervals and never posed any threat to their opponents. Travis Head scored 51 runs but got out immediately. Marcus Stonis showed some fight, but he got no support from his fellow batters.
Subsequently, they folded for 239 runs. Meanwhile, former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs believes missed Kohli’s batting during the run-chase. He took to Twitter and wrote, “Would love to have seen @imVkohli in this chase..”
Here is Gibbs’ post
Would love to have seen @imVkohli in this chase..
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) June 19, 2018