2nd Test Australia vs India Perth: Captain Virat Kohli took a one-handed blinder to get rid of Peter Handscomb for seven runs on the opening day of the second Test between Australia and India in Perth. It was a breathtaking catch as Kohli was in the air and off the ground while taking the stunner off Ishant Sharma’s bowling. It was a short delivery from Ishant, disconcerting bounce and Handscomb looked to steer it towards the third man but failed to do so as Kohli showed great reflexes in the second slip. The ball was travelling at the pace of knots and Kohli leaped up, threw his right hand in the air and took it. It was surely a catch that will not be forgotten soon.
Here is the unbelievable take:
Fans feel it was a better catch than the one Usman Khawaja took to get rid of the Indian skipper in the Adelaide Test. Meanwhile, it was a sensational comeback from India. After a brief period post Lunch where they struggled in keeping the runs down, they have owned this session, picking up 3 wickets, which included both the set batsmen. With the heat forcing the cracks to open and widen, the batsmen are finding it more and more difficult to play.
Just goes to show you that a Test match is never over till it is actually over. At 112/0, the Aussies might have felt on top of the world, as the number 1 Test team was struggling to pick up a wicket. But suddenly, in the space of 79 balls, three have gone by and they now have two new batsmen out in the middle.
Earlier, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test in Perth after India captain Virat Kohli called wrong. Australia have fielded an an unchanged XI into the match, while India were forced into two changes following injuries to ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and hard-hitting batter Rohit Sharma. Rohit jarred his back in the field during the first Test, while Ashwin suffered a left-side abdominal strain.