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Virat Kohli plays an exquisite cover drive in the 3rd IND-SA test match
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Virat Kohli's supernatural presence will be the jolt that India would require in their bid to win the memorable very first away Test series against South Africa however the hosts will likewise stroll in with a spring in their progression in the last Test beginning today at Cape Town. Kohli missed the last Test in Johannesburg due to back fits and assuming the instructional meeting at the Newlands was anything to go by, the captain won't miss the series-finale for anything with the two groups locked at 1-1. The hosts will fancy their chances after a battling execution drew them level in the subsequent Test.
Playing his 99th Test on what will likewise be his girl's first birthday celebration, the player in Kohli might want to make it an exceptional one for the 'Commander', who has been under huge strain of late. Virat Kohli returns as Hanuma Vihari passes up a great opportunity, while Umesh Yadav replaces Mohammed Siraj. South Africa going in unaltered. During the continuous third and last Test match among Indian and South Africa in Cape Town, Virat Kohli opened his record with a dazzling cover drive against Marco Jansen.
The Team India Test commander missed the second Test of the three-match series at the Wanderers because of an upper back fit. Group India won the throw, and picked to bat first in the third and last Test of the three-match series in Cape Town. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who showed splendid batting execution in the last two apparatuses in the continuous Test series, left from the get-go in the principal meeting. Rahul figured out how to score simply 12 runs prior to tumbling to Duanne Olivier in the twelfth over, while Mayank (15) left in the extremely next over bowled by Kagiso Rabada.
Virat Kohli, who missed the last game because of an upper back fit, left to bat after the flight of Mayank, and didn't score runs off the initial 15 balls that he confronted. Notwithstanding, the India Test commander remained patient, and opened his record with a lovely cover drive in the nineteenth over against Marco Jansen. Captain Virat Kohli has returned to the team after missing the second Test match against South Africa. In the third match being played in Cape Town, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat. He himself had to come to the crease after the early dismissals of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
The special thing in the first 15 balls was that Virat Kohli was seen avoiding the ball going out. Which has proved to be the biggest weakness of Virat Kohli in the recent past. In his bad patch, Virat Kohli repeatedly puts the bat on the outgoing ball and loses wickets. Virat Kohli has been repeatedly advised to talk to Sachin Tendulkar because of constantly tampering with the outgoing ball. Sachin Tendulkar played an innings of 241 runs against Australia in Sydney, in which he did not play a single cover drive.
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This match is very special for Virat Kohli, because today (January 11) is the birthday of Virat's daughter Vamika. Also, this is the 99th Test match of captain Virat Kohli's career, everyone's eyes are on Virat Kohli, who has been waiting for a century for the last two years. Fans and Team India themselves hope that Virat Kohli will do some miracle before the end of the series in South Africa and return in color. Virat's last ODI and Test century both came in the year 2019.
India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(C), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav
South Africa: Dean Elgar(C), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne(WK), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi