On day 4 of the Lord’s test, In the Captain Virat Kohli, opener Rohit Sharma and other members were irritated by the fact that the referees allowed the game to continue despite poor light on the ground. Bad light in cricket means light that is not good enough to bat.
Shortly before the play was finally canceled, the referees had already admitted that the light had dimmed, that despite the floodlights being turned on, they had told England captain Joe Root that he could not bowl a fast bowler not and that he should continue with the spinners, Moeen Ali and Root himself.
Moeen Ali, who was already responsible for the wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja, bowled the 82nd over. During this time, Kohli and Rohit Sharma were caught pointing to the two batsmen in the middle, Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma, complaining to the referees about the poor light.
Virat Kohli in particular was in his expressive self and was upset about the proceedings. Fortunately, Pant and Ishant negotiated for India before the referees finally had to call that day.
Watch: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Signal Rishabh pants to complain referees about poor light
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India fight hard, England’s bowlers make tracks to set up an exciting last day
181 runs were scored and 6 wickets fell on day 4, as both teams could take the lead in the series on the fifth and final day of the match. The cat-and-mouse game went on all day because no one had a long nose.
The hosts made two early breakthroughs with the pace of Mark Wood, while India still had just 27 on the board — it was effectively 0/2, as England took a 27-run lead in the first innings. The big blow for the visitors came in the form of Kohli’s wicket before lunch with the team’s score still 55.
From there, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, two batsmen who have struggled for rune recently, took over in a 100-run partnership before both fell in the third session; so did Ravindra Jadeja before the closing of play. India have 181 on the board, but it is the lead of 154 so far which will be in focus when they come to bat in on Monday.