English weirdo Dom Bess says India’s captain Virat Kohli’s wicket is one of the best of his testing career, indulging in the way the key scalp was made in Chennai

Bess called 4-55 out of 23 overs on day two of the first Test, fired Kohli (11) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) to bring India down to 73-4, then returned to Cheteshwar Pujara (73 of 143) ousting Rishabh Pant (91 of 88) after the duo rallied the home team with a score of 119 on the fifth wicket

The 23-year-old was most pleased when he removed Kohli – who was caught on the inside edge of the short leg by Ollie Pope – during his best bowling show of his 13-Test career to date

Talking to reporters about Zoom after India closed on 257-6 to chase England at 321, Bess said of Kohli’s dismissal, “It’s definitely up there [with my best test wickets]

“The caliber of the player he is is phenomenal. He’s a world class player so it was [something special] but more to my process. What I learn, what I do makes me do it

“You’re always on the hunt for batsmen, but it’s not about bowling that magic ball, it’s about hitting 10, 15 balls in a good area and then something will happen

“I was really excited about that I thought I kept my line and length really well It’s not about who you get out, it’s about the consistency of the balls I thought I bowled pretty well and I think I’m really good at bowling right now I was very confident going out there

“It was important to make sure I really had confidence in my mentality and my process. I’m 23, I’ll only keep growing. My journey will go up and down”

When asked if it was his best line in test cricket, added Bess, who made a five-wicket move in Port Elizabeth against South Africa in January 2020 and last month against Sri Lanka in Galle “Yeah, I think so

“I thought I would have bowled really well in South Africa when I got back, but I think I was due to the lack of preparation, had a pretty big break in the summer and had to do a lot of things outside Cricket was like a move all over different, very new

Bess’ spinner colleague Jack Leach had a more modest day in Chennai The left man passed a point around 10 runs when Pant hit him for five sixes

However, the 29-year-old pulled his savings rate back to 553 of 17 overs when he caught Pant in deep cover off Bess and caused problems for Washington Sundar, 33 late in the day

Bess believes Pants’ bombastic eyelashes masked how well Leach played bowling while saying his friend and former Somerset teammate who is back to test cricket after a horror run with illness is unaffected by his numbers will be

Bess added of Leach, “I thought he bowled really well and that’s not just me saying If you look at how he bowled to pant and sundar there are likely balls hitting the exact same box” / p>

Rishabh Pant hit five sixes in Jack Leach bowling – most from an Indian batsman to an English bowler in a test inning.The previous record was held by Kapil Dev, who met Eddie Hemmings for six in 1990 after four consecutive deliveries to Lord’s Wasim Akram holds the world record after beating Paul Strang for nine sixes in his 1996 undefeated inning of 257 for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura

“Pant is just a whole different player who has played phenomenal innings Really Brave, Really Brave How Leachy came back and smashed a length shows the qualities he has

“People will see that he did 10 runs and over at one point, but it doesn’t matter. It will give you tremendous opportunities if [Pant] gets it wrong

“Leachy is so mentally strong that he has been through a lot and that won’t phase him at all”

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