Virat Kohli has a history of raising the bar for batting across all formats. However, on Saturday in Nagpur during the second session of the first Test, the former Indian captain made an incredible catch to remove Usman Khawaja from the game at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.
Prior to getting bowled out for 400 runs on the third day, India scored around 80 runs in the first session.
Ravindra Jadeja, Todd Murphy’s sixth wicket on Day 3, was dismissed early because of the surface’s noticeable turn and inconsistent bounce. Except Mohammed Shami’s quick-fire 37 from 47 balls did little but widen India’s lead.After reaching 84, Axar was finally defeated by Australia’s captain Pat Cummins. Murphy led the Australian team off the field with figures of 7/124, but it is now up to the visitors to overhaul India’s 223-run advantage.
Delivery is deliberate and exact, rarely veering off course. Khawaja is an excellent choice for their drive through the covers strategy. When Virat Kohli, a former Indian captain, is at slip, the ball gains a heavy outside edge and glides to him for a sensational catch.
India took control of the game in Nagpur thanks to Virat Kohli’s efforts, which resulted in Ravichandran Ashwin collecting his first wicket of the innings.
Because he misread Todd Murphy’s in-angler and let it alone to hit his off-stump in the fifth over of the day, Ravindra Jadeja (70) was the first player to withdraw during the morning session without significantly enhancing his overnight total of 66.
Before getting stumped by a slow off-cutter from Pat Cummins just before the interval, Axar Patel, the last man out, kept up his strong batting performance and finished with 84 runs off 174 deliveries. Mohammed Shami had earlier displayed his batting prowess by hitting hard blows against the spinners (37 off 47). Together with Axar Patel, they scored 52 runs for the ninth wicket. Australia’s best bowler was off-spinner Todd Murphy, who ended with a 7/124.