The Indian captain Virat Kohli had the rub of the green on his side when South African southpaw spinner Senuran Muthuswamy was able to get the better off the batsman. Kohli was trying to play a late cut but he got the outside edge which was nicely taken by South African captain Faf du Plessis at first slip. However, when the third umpire checked for the no-ball, Muthuswamy’s front foot was way over the popping crease.
The South African players were dejected after they saw Muthuswamy overstepping on the big screen. However, Kohli came back to bat with a wry smile on his face. Kohli also had a chat with South African opener Aiden Markram before resuming his batting again.
It was the last thing South Africa wanted.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli declared the Indian innings on 601 runs after Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed by Senuran Muthuswamy. Kohli had the chance to complete his triple century but he decided to declare the innings. The talisman batsman scored an unbeaten knock of 254 runs. The right-hander scored 33 fours and two maximums in his mammoth knock.
This was Kohli’s seventh double century and he now has most double centuries as an Indian batsman. Kohli surpassed former legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who both had scored six double centuries.
Furthermore, Kohli went past the 7000 Test runs. The Indian captain has been super consistent in all the three forms of the game and he would like to continue his good form going.
Meanwhile, Kohli added 178 runs with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket partnership. Furthermore, the Indian captain went on to add another sublime alliance of 225 runs with Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja scored a fine knock of 91 runs from 104 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
Here is the video in which Kohli gets another chance: