Khawaja’s outstanding catch to dismiss Kohli: Australia’s top-order batsman was seen taking a stunner at gully to dismiss Kohli.
During the first day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Adelaide, Australia top-order batsman Usman Khawaja was seen grabbing a stunner at gully to dismiss India captain Virat Kohli cheaply.
The action unfolded on the third delivery of the 11th over when Kohli’s attempt to play a big drive outside the off stump saw him edging a Pat Cummins delivery between third slip and gully.
To Kohli and everyone else’s surprise, Khawaja jumped to his left from gully only to get hold of a one-handed piece of beauty. In which was Cummins’ first wicket, it saw the third Indian batsman departing for a meagre score.
While there was a hype around Kohli dominating in the Test series against Australia, the first instance of which has said of otherwise. The Indian captain ended up scoring 3 (16).
In which came as a fresh change for India and Kohli, he won the toss earlier, deciding to bat first. India took the risk-involving call of playing limited-overs vice-captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma in place of Hanuma Vihari, who is yet to receive a chance at the highest level after scoring his maiden half-century in his debut match against England at The Oval.
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— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 6, 2018
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on the same below:
What a stunning catch from Usman Khawaja at gully!
In his first over, Pat Cummins gets the big wicket of Virat Kohli, India 3 for 19
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 6, 2018
@imVkohli gone too, that’s three top batsmen back in the dressing toom, India imploding in the first hour itself. What a superb catch by Khawaja! Could possibly be turning point of the match
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 6, 2018
— Matt Renshaw (@MattRenshaw449) December 6, 2018
Catches win matches. That from Usman Khawaja was good enough to win it. India have started badly in Australia with Kohli gone
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 6, 2018
Khawaja must get the nearly all the credit Kohl’s wicket, but another flashing drive ends up in misery for India
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) December 6, 2018
Absolute stunner from Khawaja after the toughest of weeks. Wow. #AUSvIND
— Carly Adno (@CarlyAdno226) December 6, 2018