Virat Kohli’s Swapping Bails Before The Final Ball Of Day 1 Irks Aiden Markram

Virat Kohli tried his bail swapping trick on Aiden Markram, but the latter successfully defended the last delivery of Day 1.

India’s former captain Virat Kohli has again been caught playing mind games against the opposition during Day 1 of the second test at Newlands, Cape Town. After the end of the first innings of India, where the visitors were wrapped up by the South African bowlers at 153 runs, South Africa’s second innings started well after a devastating first innings where they were bowled out by India at just 55 runs, which was their lowest total in a test match since 1932. South Africa’s opening pair started decreasing India’s lead and reached the score of 37 runs without losing any wicket. It was Mukesh Kumar who grabbed his third wicket in this match by dismissing Dean Elgar.

Later, Indian bowlers took 2 more wickets, but it was the moment just before the final ball that caught the eye’s of the audience when Virat Kohli played his mind games like he did in the first test and swapped the bails, which worked as Aiden Markram appeared to make a complaint about the act soon Rohit Sharma entered between, and it was all settled, but India’s plan to distract the batter foiled as Markram defended the last ball of Day 1. At the end of Day 1, South Africa was 62-3 trailing by 36 runs.

India is seeking revenge on South Africa for the first test defeat, and it was evident that they came prepared by ending the first innings of South Africa with just 55 runs. India’s Mohammed Siraj took 6 wickets in the first innings, while Jasprit Bumrah and Mukesh Kumar got 2 each. South Africa’s counterattack was also lethal, as even after getting a good start given by captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, India got all out for 153 runs, losing their last six wickets without scoring a run.

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