Mayank Agarwal scored a century to drag India to 210-4 in the second test against New Zealand. Agarwal and Shubman Gill (44) put on a solid opening stand and added 80 runs in 27.3 overs.
Gill was the first to go, edging Patel to slip. The left-arm spinner then triggered a mini-collapse.
Pujara was bowled while charging the spinner after just five deliveries. Kohli, returning to the side after resting during the Kanpur test, lasted four deliveries, and he was out lbw to Patel as India lost three wickets in the space of 16 balls.
Iyer was dismissed after scoring 18 runs. However, Kohli’s dismissal didn’t go down well with cricket experts and fans.
He was controversially given LBW off Ajaz Patel’s bowling. The skipper took the DRS, but there was no conclusive evidence to overturn the decision.
Third, umpire Virender Sharma asked on-field umpire Anil Chaudhary to stick with the original decision, and Virat Kohli departed.
Former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull, who was commentating on the game, explained why Virat was given out.
“The TV umpire has to find conclusive evidence to overturn the decision of the on-field umpire. There was no conclusive evidence that the ball hit the pad first. So, I think the process was followed, and the process was right,” Doull said while commentating the game on Star Sports.