India and England have high hopes from the Pink Ball Test. The team that wins this test will reach the World Test Championship final closer. But the most excited Indian captain for this test will be Virat Kohli. it should happen. The memories of the first pink ball test played at home are so good.
India played its first Pink Ball Test in Kolkata in November 2019. The Test against Bangladesh was over in just three days. By the way, our second pink ball test also ended in three days, but his memories are bitter and that happened abroad. Talking about the Pink Ball Test in India, the trio of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami had blown away Bangladeshi batting.
# Virat Kohli Last Century
Bangladesh were reduced to 200 runs in both innings. Whereas the Indian batsmen had performed amazingly. After winning the toss, Bangladesh’s team came down to 106 in the first innings. Ishant Sharma took five, Umesh Yadav took three and Mohammad Shami took two wickets. In response, India declared the innings by scoring 347/9 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored 55, Ajinkya Rahane scored 51 runs for India. While Captain Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings of 136 runs. This was Kohli’s 27th Test century. Bangladesh could not do anything special even in their second innings. Yadav took five wickets while Ishant took four wickets and added them to 195. India won the match by an innings and 46 runs.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1198164089945509893&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thelallantop.com%2Fnews%2Fpink-ball-test-when-virat-kohli-century-ishant-and-umeshs-wicket-galore-helped-india-smash-bangladesh-in-eden-gardens-day-night-test%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=889aa01%3A1612811843556&width=550px
India took the lead in the first innings on the very first day of this Test. This was only the second time in India’s Test history. Team India did this feat for the first time against Zimbabwe in the year 2005-06. During this innings, Kohli also became the first Indian captain to score five thousand Test runs. He broke Ricky Ponting’s record of fastest 5000 Test runs as a captain.
# Captain Kohli to return to color?
Also, Kohli became the first Indian cricketer to hit a century in the pink ball test. Due to this century, Kohli also reached the second position in the list of captains who hit the highest Test century. This was Kohli’s 20th century as a captain. Graeme Smith of South Africa, who is at number one, has 25 centuries in his name.
With this victory, India also became the first team in Test history to win four consecutive Tests by an innings margin. And Kohli was the first captain to do so. But after this test, Captain India’s captain Kohli has been constantly disappointed. The team has lost four consecutive Tests under his captaincy.
He has not been able to hit a single century since this century. In the subsequent 10 innings, his name is definitely three half-centuries but according to Kohli’s stature it cannot be said to be satisfactory. In such a situation, it can be expected that remembering the last pink ball test, Kohli will return to his color again.