Virat Kohli at Adelaide Oval: Happy hunting with runs and records

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Written by Rahul Sadhu
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Updated: December 17, 2020 4:27:59 pm





India’s Virat Kohli bats towards Australia throughout their cricket check match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

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.

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–

Virat Kohli is essentially the most profitable Indian batsman at Adelaide. (Special association)

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.

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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