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India vs England: Virat Kohli suffers back strain, doesn’t take field on Day 4 at Lord’s Test

Virat Kohli, who was suffering from back strain, did not take the field on Day 4 of the second Test match between India and England at Lord’s on Sunday.

cricket Updated: Aug 12, 2018 16:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli in action during the second Test match between India and England at Lord’s.(Action Images via Reuters)

Virat Kohli did not take the field on Day 4 of the second Test between India and England at Lord’s and as reportedly, Kohli is suffering from back strain. The Indian cricket team skipper left the field during the post-tea session on Day 3 and was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja.

Things did not change on Sunday as Jadeja was once again out in the middle and Ajinkya Rahane was the stand-in skipper for the Indian cricket team.

India skipper Virat Kohli did not take the field on the fourth morning of the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday due to ‘back stiffness’, a team official said.

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Kohli suffered a neck injury earlier this year while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and as a result, he was unable to play for English county side Surrey ahead of this tour.

Virat Kohli had a brilliant start to the Test series with a century and a fifty in the first Test at Edgbaston and although India were beaten by 31 runs, his knocks earned him praises from fans and experts alike. But, the situation has been completely different in the second Test as India were bowled out for 107 in their first innings.

England rode on Chris Woakes (120 not out) Jonny Bairstow (93) to reach 357 for six wickets and take a huge 250-run lead over India on Day 3. All-rounder Woakes registered his maiden international century, while Bairstow scored his 19th Test fifty as the duo shared a 189-run stand for the sixth wicket.

First Published: Aug 12, 2018 15:57 IST