Ahmedabad: In the first innings of the last and 4th Test cricket match against Australia, India were bowled out for 571 runs. Virat Kohli scored 186 runs and Axar Patel scored 79 runs.
Australia were bowled out for 480 runs in the first innings in this match being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. At the end of the 3rd day, the Indian team scored 289 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 99 overs. Shubman Gill scored 128, Rohit Sharma scored 35 and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 42 runs. Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 59 and Ravindra Jadeja on 16.
The Indian team continued to play the 4th day yesterday. Jadeja was caught by Khawaja at mid-on off Todd Murphy for 28 runs. The pair added 64 runs for the 4th wicket. After this, Srikar Bharat played aggressively. In the 134th over bowled by Cameron Green, Srikar Bharat scored 21 runs with 2 sixes and a boundary.
Spinning the bat, Srikar Bharat scored 44 off 88 balls with 3 sixes and 2 fours before Nathan Lion caught Peter Handscomb at short leg. Srikhar Bharat added 84 runs for the 5th wicket along with Virat Kohli. Akshar Patel, who entered the field after this, also played aggressively. Axar Patel blasted 3 sixes in Kunemann overs and a six off Todd Murphy. Virat Kohli on the other hand batted calmly and completed his 28th century off 241 balls with 5 fours.
With the incredible performance of this pair, the Indian team started to take a lead of 480 runs in the 162nd over. Mitchell Starc separated the pair with 162 runs added from 215 balls for the 6th wicket. Axar Patel scored 79 runs off 113 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes and Mitchell Starc was bowled. Axar Patel tries to drive the ball outside off stump. But the ball grazed the stump on the edge of the bat.
After this, the remaining wickets of the Indian team fell quickly. Ravichandran Ashwin was caught by Nathan Lyon on 7 when he tried to lift the ball for a six. Umesh Yadav (0) run out. Expected to score a double century, Virat Kohli was caught by Marnesh Labuchen for the last wicket off Todd Murphy. Virat Kohli scored 186 runs off 365 balls with 15 fours.
In the end, the Indian team scored 571 runs in 178.5 overs and lost all wickets. Mohammad Shami was scoreless. Shreyas Iyer was ruled out due to back pain. The Indian team lost their last 4 wickets for 16 runs. Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy took 3 wickets each for the Australian team.
The Australian team played the 2nd innings behind by 91 runs and at the end of the 4th day’s play scored 3 runs without losing a wicket in 6 overs. Mathew Kunemann did not score any runs and Travis Head added 3 runs and remained unbeaten in the field. The Australian team faces the last day’s match with a deficit of 88 runs.
27 overs and the wicket..: Virat Kohli took 27 overs to hit a boundary on Day 4. Virat Kohli hit his 5th boundary in the 89th ball and his 6th boundary in the 251st ball. For this, he faced 162 balls. It is about 27 overs. In these overs, Virat Kohli scored one and two runs and added runs. Virat Kohli did not hit a single boundary from 60 runs until he reached his century.
Virat Kohli’s century after 3 years: India’s star batsman Virat Kohli scored a century in the Ahmedabad Test. This is Virat Kohli’s hundred in international test arena after 3 years. The last time he scored a century was against Bangladesh in November 2019.
16th century against Australia: Virat Kohli scored a century in the ongoing Ahmedabad Test against Australia. This is Virat Kohli’s 16th international century against the team. Sachin Tendulkar is the highest scorer in this category with 20 centuries against Australia.
Virat Kohli has just scored a century in Test cricket after 41 innings. This is the biggest gap in his cricketing career.
Lion at number one…: Australia’s Nathan Lyon has set the record as the foreign bowler who has taken the most wickets on Indian soil. He has taken 55 wickets so far. Earlier in this category, England’s Derek Underwood had captured 54 wickets.