1st Test Adelaide: Indian captain’s gritty knock came to an end as Nathan Lyin got rid of him in the second innings of the Adelaide Test. Kohli was out for 34 off 104 balls which were his slowest ever whenever he has got after 10. It was an uncanny knock by the skipper, who usually is more attacking in nature. Lyon hit the rough as Kohli was lunging forward, he played it with soft hands, yet it found the gloves on the way and popped up for Finch, who took a sharp catch. With Kohli’s wicket, India was reduced to 147/3. It also ended Kohli-Pujara’s valuable 71- run stand.Also Read - India's Predicted Playing XI For 1st Test vs England: With Mayank Agarwal Injured; Who Will Open With Rohit Sharma?
Lyon has now got Kohli on six occasions in Tests, just shows the bowlers authority over the No 1 batsman in the world. Nathan Lyon has now dismissed Virat Kohli most for any bowler. What a record! Also Read - ENG vs IND 2021: Ajinkya Rahane Names Bowler Who Can Fill-up For Hardik Pandya's Absence, Respects Ben Stokes Decision to Take a Break
Earlier in the day, Kohli became the fastest to register 1000 Test runs in Australia. He became the fourth Indian to do so. Also Read - IPL 2021 | England Players to Get Green-Light For Participation as Bangladesh Series Postponed: Reports
Meanwhile, Kohli added another feather to his illustrious cap by becoming the fastest Indian to score 1000 Test runs in Australia. Kohli breached the 1000-run barrier in the 1st Test between India and Australia at the iconic Adelaide. He also became the fourth Indian to reach the milestone. The other three who are there in the elite list are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. Kohli took a mere 18 Test innings to reach the landmark, his average of 58 also speaks volumes about his dominance in Down Under. Kohli also has five Test centuries against his name in Australia, just behind Tendulkar who has seven.
At the time of filing the copy, India had earned ascendancy in the Adelaide Test with a lead of 166 runs with seven wickets in hand. Both Pujara and Rahane will look to resume the battle tomorrow.