Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kohli dismissed with a stunning catch in first Australia v India Test

Kohli dismissed with a stunning catch in first Australia v India Test

In the process he passed 5,000 Test runs for his 16th Test century, even as the wickets tumbled around him, including superstar captain Virat Kohli for three.

That was the last play on a day of scorching heat, leaving tail-ender Mohammed Shami on six, with Jasprit Bumrah the final batsman to resume on day two.

Earlier, seamer Josh Hazlewood grabbed two wickets in the morning session, removing Ajinkya Rahane (13) and the out-of-form Lokesh Rahul (two). "We've had a good day but we know that one good day will not win a series".

"I don't think any Australian side is vulnerable at home", Kohli said, suggesting the loss of several of its top players will not affect Australia.

Pujara then enjoyed 41-run and 62-run partnerships with Pant and Ashwin respectively before the 30-year-old, playing his 65th Test, was run out by Cummins, who along with Hazlewood and Starc each picked up two wickets.

Having crawled to his half-century, Pujara ramped up as he ran out of partners, slogging a couple of sixes as shadows crept across the ground.

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Batting after Kohli won the toss, the visitors crumbled in a disastrous morning session under a pace barrage before digging in later in the day with Pujara and Ravi Ashwin (25 off 76 balls) staging a fightback as the bowlers exhausted. Australian media, quoting police sources, said Arsalan Khawaja was being questioned about forgery and an attempt to pervert justice, but had never meant to commit a terrorism offense.

"We've bowled a fuller length and some bouncers to get them back in the crease.it is really encouraging that they are swinging the ball".

But today was not his day either, as India's third wicket fell from yet another attempt to drive a moving ball, the catch flying away from Usman Khawaja who however leaped across and pocketed it anyways.

Starc removed Murali Vijay for a streaky 11, the recalled batsman edging another rash shot behind to Tim Paine. Add KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant to the above list, and what we can see is a awful meltdown from the part of these guys today.

"To be honest, we should have batted better", Pujara said.

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