Right from the start of the Australian down under, huge expectations were on Virat Kohli, the chase master who has been proving his class in every country he visits. Infact, several experts have even asked the kangaroos to not to make him angry on the field else, they would pay the price for it. He lived upto the expectations in the third T20I when he won the match in a nervy chase. His half-century helped India to maintain their year long unbeaten streak in the shortest format of the game.
Virat played a confident innings in the game against Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground today. His knock of 64 off 86 deliveries was executed with ease which included 7 boundaries and a huge six.Kohli’s innings in turn set the tune in other batsmen too to play solidly in the middle.
Aaron Hardie, a 19-year old right arm medium bowler from Western Australia dismissed him caught and bowled when he was looking ominous at the crease. The youngster was all smiles after taking it clinching the prized wicket which he can remember for a long time.
Virat Kohli has several records to his name at the Australian grounds. Having scored over 5 centuries at the country, he still needs two more to surpass Sachin Tendulkar for maximum centuries in tests by an Indian batsman in longer formats. He was a nightmare for the bowlers in the last tour as he scored a truckload of 692 runs including four centuries. All eyes will be on him if he can lead the team successfully in the four match test series.
A lower-order crumble decimated the side to just 358 before the hosts ended the day on 24/0.Now the focus shifts towards the bowlers who displayed brilliance in the English tour.
Here's a moment 19-year-old Aaron Hardie won't forget: Virat Kohli caught-and-bowled for 64.
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