In a significant turn of events at the WTC Finals on Day 2, India found themselves in dire straits as they lost their fourth wicket after Australia struck a major blow by dismissing the prized wicket of Virat Kohli. The match momentum heavily favored Australia, leaving Team India under immense pressure with a substantial total to trail.
As the contest intensified, it was Mitchell Starc who delivered a crucial breakthrough for Australia. With an off-cutter that had extra bounce and angled across, Kohli was forced to play at it. However, the unexpected bounce caused the ball to catch the shoulder of Kohli’s bat, brushing the gloves, and eventually landing into the hands of Steve Smith at second slip. Despite Kohli’s valiant efforts, there was little he could do to counter this top-class bowling from the Australians. His dismissal marked the fourth Indian batter falling within a narrow score range of 10 to 15 runs.