Virat Kohli on Saturday took a rare yet crucial wicket to get rid of centurion Harry Nielsen as the visitors struggled in fielding throughout the practice match between India and Cricket Australia XI.
After a half-century during the practice match involving India and Cricket Australia XI, skipper Virat Kohli impressed with the ball as he picked up a wicket from the hosts on Saturday. The practice game, ahead of this four-match Test series between the two nations, ended in a draw after Murali Vijay slammed a century over the last day of this game.
Kohli on Saturday took a rare nevertheless crucial wicket to eliminate centurion Harry Nielsen as the visitors fought. The left-handed batsman attempted to attic Kohli over on-side but instead gave an easy catch to Umesh Yadav in mid-on. Kohli looked extremely happy with himself and his celebration proved exactly the same.
Openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay also donated on the final afternoon, setting up an opening stand of 109 after Cricket Australia XI kept them around the field for at least 151 overs, eventually getting dismissed for 544 using a first innings lead of 186.
India, the world’s top-ranked evaluation side, got a second chance to bat in the tour match following the Cricket Australia XI kept them on the field for at least 151 overs, finally getting ignored for 544 using a first innings lead of 186.
Vijay dropped for the house two-test series against West Indies, scored 129, his innings studded with 16 fours and five sixes. He smashed off-spinner Jake Carder for 26 in an over to reach his hundred.
The touring side finished on 211 for two using the four-day non-first class game ending in a draw.
Before, four batsmen from the agent side scored half-centuries, with wicketkeeper-batsman Harry Nielsen scoring 100 to create the Indian bowler’s toil.
The test series begins in Adelaide on Thursday, with further matches in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney.