Virat Kohli Run Out: Indian captain well and truly lead from the front with the bat with an absolutely top class 74 off 180 balls in the 1st innings of the historic day-night test in Adelaide. It was an absolute shame that his innings ended in the most pathetic way possible in this test match. After having won the toss, India were off to a horror start as their opener Prithvi Shaw was out bowled in the very 2nd ball of the over to Mitchell Starc.
Indian #3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and the other opener in Mayank Agarwal had to do the dirty work for one more time to see off the new ball and they did it to some extent before Mayank Agarwal was dismissed to a peach by Pat Cummins for 17.
Virat Kohli joined hands with Cheteshwar Pujara in the 19th over of the innings and both the batsmen batted with utmost caution and added 68 runs between them before Nathan Lyon dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for a hard fought 43 off 160 balls.
Indian vice captain Ajinkya Rahane and the skipper Virat Kohli added another 88 runs for the 4th wicket partnership and both the batters looked at ease in negating the Australian bowlers before the horror incident took place which saw a terrible mix up between the two batters that saw Virat Kohli running out at the non-striker’s end.
It was Ajinkya Rahane's call all the way through but he withdrew at the last moment that left Virat Kohli stranded in the middle of the pitch. Now, Virat Kohli has only one more innings in the year 2020 to reach a three figure mark which looks highly unlikely at the point in time.
India suffered a collapse after Virat Kohli's wicket as Ajinkya Rahane, and Hanuma Vihari fell in quick succession leaving India in a precarious situation at the end of day 1.
India will start the day 2 at 233 runs for the loss of 6 wickets with two overnight batsmen in Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha needing to do a difficult job of dragging India nearer to 270 run mark.