Virat Kohli picks a wicket vs CA XI: The Indian captain dismissed the opposition’s highest run-scorer during the practice match.
During the fourth day of the ongoing India’s lone practice match of their tour of Australia at Sydney, India captain Virat Kohli picked up a wicket to dismiss CA XI’s wicket-keeper batsman Harry Nielsen.
In which was a rare sight in any form of cricket for Kohli, he definitely saw the funny side of things after dismissing the opposition’s highest run-scorer, someone whom the specialist bowlers had failed to dismiss for quite sometime in the match.
Kohli first came up to bowl yesterday in a surprising move. While some joked about him trying his hands at becoming India’s much-needed fourth seamer, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin disclosed the reason behind the same after the day’s plat got over.
Having conceded six runs from the couple of overs which he bowled yesterday, Kohli bowled another five today, giving away 21 runs and picking up a wicket. All in all, his bowling figures at the end of CA XI’s innings read 7-0-27-1.
It is worth mentioning that in the 73 Test matches that he has played, Kohli hasn’t picked up a single wicket. Perhaps, it is the reason why he duly celebrated after affecting the dismissal.
Having finished Day 3 at 356-6, CA XI went on to score 544-10 in 151.1 overs. Nielsen, who was unbeaten on 56 yesterday, ended up scoring 100 (170) with the help of nine fours. The Indian openers in Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay have started India’s second innings on a positive note, stitching a 100-run stand.
Watch the full video of Kohli affecting a dismissal below:
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