New Delhi. Virat Kohli played a brilliant innings in the third test match against South Africa (India vs South Africa) and again showed why he has been called the best batsman of the present time. Kagiso Rabada was in full color when Virat Kohli was batting in Cape Town. The weather was also supporting Rabada. Badal was playing a game of hide-and-seek and the ball was swaying in both directions. Taking full advantage of this season, the South African bowlers were dismissing the Indian batsmen early, but Virat was standing at one end. He took India past 200 runs by scoring the 28th half-century of his career. The cricket world praised his brilliant innings. Commentator Isha Guha, a former England cricketer, has even said that Test cricket is lucky to have a batsman like Virat Kohli.
India won the toss and batted first against South Africa in the Test match that started on Tuesday. When captain Virat Kohli decided to bat first, the sky was cloudy. Perhaps the result of this was that both India’s openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal returned to the pavilion within 33 runs. In difficult situations, Virat Kohli took over the helm of India and took the team to 211 runs. He was the ninth batsman for India to be dismissed. The Indian team scored a total of 223.
Virat Kohli batted very moderately in front of South Africa’s straight bowling. Virat’s patience can be gauged from the fact that he had to face 158 balls to score 50 runs. Seeing his innings, Indian-origin English cricketer-commentator Isha Guha tweeted, ‘Watching Kohli’s batting. Test cricket is lucky to have a batsman like him (Kohli).
Virat Kohli scored 79 runs in his innings of 201 balls. He was caught by Kagiso Rabada at the hands of wicketkeeper Warren. However, it would be more correct to say that Virat gave his wicket in an attempt to take a run. Actually, Umesh Yadav was at the other end and Virat wanted him to be on strike end as much as possible. In this attempt, he tried to punch-drive a backfoot on a ball which was far away from him. The ball instead of coming in the middle of the bat took the edge and got stuck in the gloves of the wicketkeeper.
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