Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are set to face each other as captains in the finals of the World Test Championship. The two legendary batsmen have faced each other twice as captains in ICC events. The first time they met was in the Semi-finals of the Under 19 World Cup in 2008. Let’s quickly get a recap of that match.
It was toss time at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lampur. Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat first.
Opening the batting for New Zealand were George Worker and captain Kane Williamson. New Zealand got off to a slow start and lost opener George in the 4th over of the game. The batsman did not have an answer to tackle excellent bowling by the Indian bowlers. Corey Anderson was the only batsman to cross the half-century mark. New Zealand ended 205/8 in their quota of 50 overs. Corey Anderson highest scorer at 70. For India Captain Kohli, Siddharth Kaul and Tanmay Srivastava was the pick of the bowler taking 2 wickets each.
India had to chase 191 in 43 overs after rain affected the match. Opening the batting for India were Shreevats Goswami and Taruwar Kohli. India got off to a good start. Taruwar was dismissed in the 7th over. Shreevats continued his good form in the tournament and went past the half-century mark. Captain Virat Kohli also chipped in with an important contribution of 43. India won the game with 9 balls remaining.
Virat Kohli was the Man of the Match for his contributions with the ball and bat.
This was the first time Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson faced each other as captains in an ICC event.