Third ODI: Virat Kohli's cheap dismissal results in unwelcome milestone

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Last Updated: Tue, Feb 11th, 2020, 08:47:08hrs
Third ODI: Virat Kohli's cheap dismissal results in unwelcome milestone

Team India skipper Virat Kohli was on Tuesday, dismissed for just nine runs off 12 deliveries in the final ODI of the three-match series in Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Kohli attempted to crunch a short delivery over point which was bowled with some extra bounce. However, he ended up placing the ball towards third man with Jamieson completing a fine catch. 

The Team India skipper's run of 75 runs in three ODI clashes against New Zealand, accumulated at an average of 25 marked the lowest series average for Kohli in five years in an ODI series. It also marked the three successive series without a century for Kohli, the first such sequence for the batsman since July 2013. Not only this, the batsman's tally of 75 runs against New Zealand marks the least number of runs scored by him in a bilateral ODI series as a captain, after the 89 against the Windies in 2019/20 and 148 against New Zealand in 2018/19. 

The batsman will certainly be disappointed by this, considering the highest expectations of the fans. Kohli's poor form has also affected the fortunes of the visitors, who are 2-0 down in the three-match ODI series following a T20I series whitewash.