India’s captain Virat Kohli was strangled down the leg-side by Australia’s vice-captain Josh Hazlewood. The Australian pacer attacked down the leg-side and Kohli got a bit of glove which carried to Australian captain Tim Paine. It was an unfortunate way for the Indian skipper to get out. In fact, Kohli had got out in a similar fashion in the second essay of the third Test match when he flicked his shot straight to leg-slip, without troubling the scorers.
Kohli didn’t have the rub of the green on his side and it was an unfortunate way to get out on an innocuous delivery. The talisman batsman could only score 23 runs in the first innings of the ongoing Test match. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli completed his 19000 International when he reached the score of 11 runs in his innings.
Kohli was unfortunate.
Kohli was looking good once again and a big score was on the cards. However, it wasn’t to be the case for the Indian captain. Kohli had scored a magical knock of 123 in the first innings of the second Test match at Perth. Though, his knock went in vain as India lost the match by 146 runs.
The Indian captain scored another fine knock of 82 runs in the first innings of the third Test match. He added an alliance of 170 with Cheteshwar Pujara to get India into a dominating position.
Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara has scored his 21st fifty and he is once again looking solid in his technique. Pujara is currently batting on 71 runs and would like to get a big score under his belt. Mayank Agarwal scored a fine knock of 77 runs but played a poor shot which led to his downfall.
Here is Virat Kohli’s wicket: