Virat Kohli scored a hard-fought half-century on the first day of the third Test being played at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. India won the toss and chose to bat first. This was the first time Kohli won the toss in the series. Kohli’s decision to bat first in this Test seemed to have backfired in the early on as the tourists lost both the openers before the 10th over of the innings. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Photo credit should read GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kohli and Pujara then got together and steadied the innings as the duo was involved in an 84 runs partnership for the fourth wicket. Kohli took the responsibility and anchored the innings. However, Kohli must thank his luck for the majority of his innings. Kohli was first dropped on 11 by Vernon Philander and then on 32 by AB De Villiers.

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However, De Villiers finally caught Kohli just after the Indian skipper completed his half-century off the bowling of Lungi Ngidi. Kohli scored 54 off 106 deliveries as his innings was studded with nine boundaries. Kohli tried to play an off drive on a full delivery but edged one to the slip cordon where De Villiers caught him.

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