Adelaide Test: Virat Kohli reaches fifty as Tim Paine’s Australia fail to review gloved chance

Team India captain Virat Kohli reached to his 23rd Test fifty but only after Australia team led by Tim Paine failed to take a review on a gloved chance off the bowling Nathan Lyon in the 36th over.

India captain Virat Kohli vs Australia in Adelaide Test (AP Image)


  • Virat Kohli reached to his 23rd Test fifty after playing 123 balls
  • Kohli was batting on 16 when Australia did not review a gloved chance again him
  • This is Virat Kohli’s 4th fifty Down Under

India captain Virat Kohli made his the lost review chance against Australia count and reached to his 23rd Test fifty in the first Test of the 4-match series on Thursday. The Day-Night Pink-ball Test match witnessed Kohli join forces with experienced campaigner Chetsehwar Pujara to stitch 68 runs partenership off 191 balls for the third wicket and save India’s innngs from crumbling. Notably, India openers Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal departed soon after scoring 0 and 17 runs respectively.

Australia had a golden opportunity of removing the 32-year-old, who was batting on 16 when he gloved a delivery from Nathan Lyon in the 36th over of the first day. Australia captain Tim Paine took a sharp catch and appealed straightaway but the umpire nodded in disagreement. Paine had a brief discussion with his players before decided to not take the review against the right-hander.

Later, the Hot Spot showed a mark on the glove of India captain Virat Kohli. The faint mark was enough to send Kohli packing, if at all the review was taken.

Kohli capitalised on the opportunity by holding the innings with Pujara first and then with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane. The partenrship between Kohli and Rahane had added 66 runs off 142 balls the time this article was published.

Virat Kohli will be returning to India after the conclusion of the ongoing Test to attend the birth of his first child. The swashbuckling batsman would look to leave his mark on the series by giving his team a much-needed winning momentum before flying back.

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