Disappointed Virat Kohli’s face after falling for 13 in the third Test says it all. Watch
After a blistering 22 in the first innings of the third Test against Australia, former India captain Virat Kohli looked in good touch in the second innings as well. However, he could not go past the score of 13 as he was lbw by Australia’s Matthew Kuhnman. He went for a delivery for the pull shot which skidded but missed the line completely. He didn’t go for review as the Australians celebrated wildly. Kohli and the Indian dressing were shocked.
Watch: Disappointed Virat Kohli’s face says it all as he falls for 13
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After Cheteshwar Pujara’s fighting innings, India have taken a slight lead against Australia in the second match. Earlier, Australia made a comeback and put India in trouble at 79-4 in their second innings at tea on the second day of the third Test.
India were still nine runs behind the break on a viciously turning pitch in Indore, with Cheteshwar Pujara looking assured on 36 and Shreyas Iyer yet to get off the mark.
After bowling India out for just 109 on the first day thanks to a five-wicket haul from spinner Matthew Kuhnmann, Australia were expected to make a strong start in their bid to come back from a 2-0 deficit in the four-match series.
But resuming on 156-4, Australia were all out for 197 before lunch, their last six wickets falling for just 11 runs as seam bowler Umesh Yadav and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ran riot.
Cameron Green and Peter Handscomb did well to survive the first hour on an unpredictable bouncy pitch, with the tall Green using his long stride to neutralize India’s spin attack.
But Handscomb was dismissed for 19 after the drinks break, caught by Iyer at short leg off Ashwin, adding 12 runs to his night’s score.
Soon after, Green fell for 21, lbw by Umesh, who then bowled Mitchell Starc for a single, sending the left-hander’s off-stump cartwheel towards wicket-keeper Sreekar Bharath.
In a dizzying disintegration, Alex Carey then went for three, Ashwin lbw, Umesh bowled Todd Murphy for a duck and Nathan Lyon was clean bowled by Ashwin for five.
Ashwin took 3-44 and Umesh took 3-12.
with AFP inputs
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