Virat Kohli fifty
Virat Kohli went past Ricky Ponting and Jacque Kallis for a special feat

Virat Kohli was looking good for a big score before he lost his wicket to Nathan Ellis. He was hit in front of the wicket, and Nitin Menon gave him out. 

The veteran discussed taking a DRS with his batting partner Ravindra Jadeja but walked off after knowing he was plumb.

He managed 31 runs off 35 balls, with the help of 4 fours. Former India player Sunil Gavaskar pointed out the biggest worry for the 34-year-old batter. 

According to him, Virat is playing across the stumps a lot, resulting in his recent departure. Gavaskar felt Kohli could have played the ball to the mid-on area but went far across the stumps.

“He is getting out in a similar way a lot these days. His habit of playing across the stumps is proving dangerous for him. Virat could have played the ball to mid-on,” he said.

Meanwhile, the home batters were never in the game and followed each other to the pavilion. 

Rohit Sharma (12), Shubman Gill (0), Suryakumar Yadav (0), KL Rahul (9), Hardik Pandya (1) and Ravindra Jadeja (16) were uncomfortable against the Aussie pacers.

Mitchell Starc was the most successful bowler for Australia, with 5 wickets to his name. Rohit Sharma’s team was bowled out for 117.

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