Watch: Virat Kohli Dives To Grab Stunning Catch Inches Above Ground, Completes Special Milestone In 3rd Test vs South Africa
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli reached 100 Test catches on Day 2 after putting in a dive to remove Temba Bavuma.
- Virat Kohli took a stunning catch to dismiss Temba Bavuma in 3rd Test
- Kohli dived towards his left to grab the ball inches above the ground
- That was also India Test skipper's 100th catch in red-ball cricket
Virat Kohli completed a century of catches in Test cricket on Wednesday during Day 2 of the ongoing third Test match between India and South Africa in Cape Town. He reached the milestone in the 56th over with a stunning catch to dismiss Temba Bavuma. In the second delivery of the over, Bavuma outside edged a delivery from Mohammed Shami towards the slip cordon. Kohli, standing at second slip, put in a stunning dive to his left to snatch the ball inches above the ground and complete a fantastic catch. It proved to be a crucial moment as Bavuma and Keegan Petersen were building a stable partnership. The 31-year-old departed after scoring 28 runs off 52 balls, along with four fours.
Watch: Virat Kohli dives to his left to take stunning catch and send back Temba Bavuma
Kohli also became the sixth Indian fielder (who isn't a wicketkeeper) to reach the milestone.
The Proteas managed to score 210 courtesy a fine half-century by Petersen. The batter registered 72 runs off 166 balls with nine fours to his name.
But after Keegan's departure, the lower-order failed to add significant runs. In response to India's first innings score of 223, South Africa were bowled out for 210.
India, in their second innings, once again lost openers Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul early. The visitors will be aiming to increase their lead and build some momentum. Kohli, in particular, will be hoping to carry on with his form after a half-century in the first innings.
Kohli registered 79 runs off 201 deliveries before losing his wicket to Kagiso Rabada on Day 1. He also hit 12 fours and a maximum.