Virat Kohli: Virat Kohli scored centuries in both the innings of the match but could not lead the team to victory.
Virat Kohli On This Day In Cricket December 13th
On This Day In Cricket: Recently, Virat Kohli was removed from the captaincy of the Indian ODI team. He is still the captain of Team India in Tests. These are the formats in which Kohli has excelled as a captain. Under his captaincy, the team performed differently on foreign soil. Also created many records. The biggest win was winning the Test series in Australia. Kohli’s captaincy career also started in Australia but it did not go well. Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from Test cricket during the 2014 tour of Australia. Kohli was then appointed captain. Under Kohli, Team India will play its first Test match in Adelaide from December 9 to 13. With the innings played by Kohli on the last day of the match, it seemed that even an impossible victory for Team India was possible. After that, the game was reversed. Today we are going to find out once again about the last day of the same Test match.
Batting first in the match, Australia declared their first innings at 517 for seven. The Indian team struggled in its first innings and scored 444 runs. Captain Kohli top-scored with 115 runs. Along with him, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 73, Ajinkya Rahane 62 and Murali Vijay 53. Australia batted brilliantly in the second innings and declared their 290-run innings for the loss of five wickets. David Warner top-scored with 103.
364 runs on the last day ..
This put Australia ahead of India by 364 runs. Virat Kohli is known for his aggression. He is known as one of the players who did not give up until the last moment and provided 100% victory. Breaking 364 on the last day of a Test match was not an easy task. But, it was a teamindia led by Captain Kohli. Teamindia fought hard to win this match. Openers Murali Vijay and Virat Kohli put on 185 for the second wicket. Earlier, India had scored 205 for two. This last session was crucial for Team India.
Virat Kohli also completed 100 runs. But Nathan Lyon dismissed Vijay as LBW at 242. Vijay was bowled out for 99. He faced 234 balls in his innings and hit two sixes along with 10 fours. India lost Ajinkya Rahane (0), Rohit Sharma (6) and Wriddhiman Saha (13) early on. But with Virat Kohli standing, India’s hopes were dashed.
With this, India’s score crossed 300. Victory under Kohli also seemed possible. 304 runs were scored on the board. After that Virat Kohli wanted to play a huge shot to the Lion ball. Mitchell Marsh received his catch at the boundary. With this catch, India’s hopes of victory were dashed. Kohli hit 141 off 175 balls with 16 fours and a six. India were all out for 315 in the second innings.
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