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Virat Kohli can go on to score 250 if India wins the toss: Ashish Nehra

February 10, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Former Indian pacer Ashish Nehra praised Virat Kohli's efforts on the final day of the first Test against England. While chasing a massive score of 420 runs, Kohli went on to record his 24th half-century. However, the batsman was bowled by Stokes for 72 runs. Veteran bowler Ashish Nehra believes that Kohli could go on to score 250 if India can win the toss. 

For the first time in 12 years, Virat Kohli has concluded a calendar year without scoring a century across all formats. As cricket came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kohli did not get to feature as many games as he would in normal circumstances. However, his performance with the bat was enough to leave fans and several cricket experts concerned about his current form. The 32-year-old notched up scores of 11 and 72 in the two innings respectively. India succumbed to a heavy 227-run defeat while chasing 420 runs in their second innings. Following the failure in the first match, the Indian skipper complained about the lack of application from the team in both the batting and bowling departments in the first innings.

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Kohli tried levelling the second innings with Ashwin after the hosts lost wickets in quick succession. However, the 50-run partnership was broken when Jack Leach dismissed Ashwin.

Kohli has now lost his last four Tests and will be keen to grab victory in the upcoming game. India will now lock horns with England in the second Test at the same venue.

With New Zealand already having fixed a spot in the WTC final, the race for the remaining spot has escalated. India will have to win at least two of the remaining three matches to secure a place in the finals. Australia will get to play against New Zealand only if the India-England series is drawn or if England wins 1-0, 2-1 or 2-0.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh