Virat Kohli was dismissed by a short ball © Getty Images (File Photo)
Virat Kohli was dismissed by a short ball © Getty Images (File Photo)

 

Jan 28, 2014

 

India lost the wicket of ‘opener’ Virat Kohli early in the fourth One-Day International against New Zealand at Hamilton on Tuesday. Kohli replaced Shikhar Dhawan in the opening slot with a change in strategy from MS Dhoni. Kohli tried to pull the first short ball of the day from Tim Southee in the fourth over of the day.

He mistimed the shot and instead scooped it up to give James Neesham a simple catch at mid-wicket.

 

Kohli was brought in to open the batting after Dhoni dropped Dhawan. Kohli’s dismissal brought in Ajinkya Rahane early at No 3. The Hamilton pitch is expected to be a good batting surface with a little assistance for the quicks. For the first time in the series, Dhoni decided to bat first after winning the toss for the fourth successive time.