Ahmedabad: Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill scored 91 runs in the first innings. India scored 571 runs in the first innings. Virat Kohli scored his 75th career century on the fourth day. The player faced 364 balls and returned with 186 runs. Axar Patel (79 off 113 balls) scored a half-century.
Opener Shubman Gill (128 off 235 balls) also strengthened the Indian innings by scoring a century on the third day. Kohli scored his 75th century from 241 balls. Kohli, who played patiently, hit the boundary with five fours to reach his century. This is also Kohli’s 28th century from Test matches. After three years of waiting, Kohli scored a century in Tests. Kohli previously scored a Test century against Bangladesh in November 2019.
Ravindra Jadeja (28 off 84 balls), Srikar Bharat (44 off 88 balls), R. Ashwin (seven off 12 balls) and Umesh Yadav (nil) were the other Indian players who got out on Sunday. On the fourth day, India started batting at 289 for the loss of three wickets. Jadeja, who scored 28 runs off 84 balls, was caught by Usman Khawaja off Todd Murphy. Bharat’s wicket of 44 runs belongs to Nathan Lion. After Virat Kohli’s century, Akshar Patel also shone and India’s score crossed 500.
With the score standing at 555, Akshar was bowled by Mitchell Starc. Ashwin was caught by Mathew Kuneman off Nathan Lion and dismissed. Kohli was dismissed by Todd Murphy. Injured Shreyas did not bat in the first innings. Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy took three wickets each for Australia. Mitchell Starc and Matthew Kuneman took a wicket each. Australia scored 480 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, the Aussies are three runs without losing a wicket.
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