The Day-Night Test in Adelaide holds special importance for Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper has never lost a test match as captain after winning the toss and the Pink-Ball test is another opportunity for Kohli to extend the record. The Indian skipper also will be leaving home after the first test on parental leave. He will be accompanying his wife as both of them are expecting the birth of their first child.
So far Virat has won the toss in 26 test matches as captain. He has won 22 of those matches while drawing four of them. He has not lost a single game after winning the toss, which is a record in itself.
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Virat Kohli after winning the toss in Tests:
Total Toss wins – 26
Matches won- 22
India are currently playing Australia in a four test match series with the Pink-Ball test kick-starting the long battle. Virat Kohli Eyeing To Maintain Unique Record in Day-Night Adelaide Test.
Virat Kohli explained the reason behind batting first after winning the toss in the day-night Test in Adelaide.
“Going to have a bat. Looks a nice wicket, nice and hard. Runs on the board is priceless, more so away from home. Hope we can put pressure on them. We’ve prepared really well. Couple of tour games as well. We had everything clear on our end, that’s why we announced our team yesterday,” he said.
India lost the wicket of Prithvi Shaw in the very first over of the test match. Soon they lost Mayank Agarwal as well. Then it was Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara who batted together and added key runs in from the first session till tea.
He and Pujara added 68 runs before Pujara was dismissed by Nathan Lyon just at the stroke of tea. India at tea were 107 for 3 with Ajinkya Rahane having just joined his skipper at the wicket.