New Zealand paceman Tim Southee on Saturday got the better of Virat Kohli for the 6th time in ODIs (9th across formats) in Auckland, becoming the leading bowler to have dismissed the Indian skipper for the record number of times across formats.
Tim Southee went past England’s James Anderson and former spinner Graeme Swann on this list after dismissing Kohli in the second ODI.
The Indian skipper was batting on 15 when a Tim Southee delivery tricked him and struck the wickets. Virat Kohli’s wicket ensured that the Kiwis take control of the match after putting up 273/8 on Saturday.
Tim Southee and Virat Kohli share a professional relation since their Under-19 days, when the men in blue, led by Kohli, beat a New Zealand team, with Southee as the bowling spearhead, in the semi finals of the 2008 ICC U-19 World Cup.
Bowlers with most Virat Kohli dismissals (across formats):
Tim Southee - 9
James Anderson, Graeme Swann - 8 each
Morne Morkel, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Ravi Rampaul: 7 each
Bowlers dismissing Virat Kohli most times in ODIs:
Ravi Rampaul, Tim Southee - 6 each
Thisara Perera, Adam Zampa: 5 each
Jason Holder, Suraj Randiv, Swann, Jhye Richardson: 4 each
In senior ODI cricket, Tim Southee has dismissed Virat Kohli on five occasions, the first one being in the 6th match of the Sri Lanka Triangular Series in 2010 where Kohli was caught behind of Southee’s delivery.
Previously, Indian bowling attack came out with a dynamic performance to restrict the Black Caps to 273/8 in the second ODI at the Eden Park. Ross Taylor, who guided the hosts to a win in Hamilton, once again starred with the bat scoring unbeaten 72.