Updated: December 17, 2020 4:27:59 pm
Continuing his love affair with the Adelaide Oval, India captain Virat Kohli slammed his fourth-plus core at the bottom throughout day one of many first pink-ball Test on Thursday. With grit and resilience, the Indian captain continued his unbelievable type at Adelaide and recorded essentially the most variety of Test runs at the venue (492*), which is greater than every other floor.
Kohli has extra Test runs at the Adelaide Oval than every other floor.
482* – Adelaide Oval (AUS)
467 – Arun Jaitley Stadium (IND)
433 – Wankhede Stadium (IND)
379 – Rajiv Gandhi Int. Stadium (IND)
354 – Vidarbha Cricket Ass. Stadium (IND)#AUSvIND
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2020
In phrases of most runs by an away batsman in Adelaide, Kohli is at quantity 4 behind Brian Lara (610 runs), Jack Hobbs (601 runs), Viv Richards (552 runs), Virat Kohli ( 492 runs at 82*).
In the present Indian line-up, Kohli has been essentially the most profitable batsman on this area and the graph beneath illustrates how–
Interestingly, each time Kohli has hit a half-century, he’s gone on to transform it right into a century at Adelaide in Tests. However, on Thursday he didn’t convert it to three-figures when he was run-out for 74. This was solely the second time in his Test profession that Kohli has been dismissed run-out – the primary additionally got here towards Australia in Adelaide in 2012.
So far in three matches, he has scored 431 runs, three a whole lot, at a mean of 71.83.
In the pink-ball Test, Kohli led from the entrance battling arduous and staying robust even after his thumb was injured off a Mitchell Starc bouncer. From peppering him with short-pitched deliveries to outfoxing him with the knuckleball, the Australians threw every thing at Kohli. But the Indian captain survived and performed photographs with authority.
50 – Virat Kohli’s half-century at the Adelaide Oval at present is his 50th rating of 50+ in Test cricket – turning into the eighth participant to attain the feat for @BCCI within the males’s format. Wheel.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/RFG9fcbN5K
— OptaJim (@OptaJim) December 17, 2020
Earlier, Kohli might have been dismissed on 16 in off-spinner Nathan Lyon’s third over when tv replays instructed the Indian skipper may need gloved a leg-side catch behind the wickets, however Australia didn’t go for a tv referral.
Kohli will return to India after the Adelaide check to be with his spouse, Anushka Sharma, who’s anticipating the couple’s first little one in January.
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