Watch: Virat Kohli Pulls Kagiso Rabada's Bouncer To Collect "Rare" Six In The Series Decider In Cape Town
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli pulled Kagiso Rabada for a six in the 41st over of his sides innings which was also his fifth big hit in red-ball cricket since 2019.
- Virat Kohli hit Kagiso Rabada for a six in 41s over of Day 1 in 3rd Test
- It was India Test captain's only the fifth maximum in Tests since 2019
- Kohli scores 79 as India were bowled out for 223 in their 1st innings
Virat Kohli hit a "rare" six during Day 1 of the ongoing third Test match between India and South Africa in Cape Town. During his gritty 79-run knock, the Indian red-ball captain smashed 12 fours and one six. According to famous statistician Mohandas Menon, this was also Kohli's fifth six in Test cricket since 2019. Menon also went on to add that batters Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant have had contrasting fortunes to hit maximums, when compared to Kohli. During the same period, Rohit smashed 51 sixes, Mayank hit 25 and Pant bagged 18 maximums.
Watch: Virat Kohli pulls Kagiso Rabada for a six
Kohli's six on Day 1 came off a delivery off Kagiso Rabada in the 41st over. It was also India's first maximum of the match.
A rare six for Virat Kohli in Tests!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 11, 2022
Today his six at Cape Town is the only fifth in the last three years!
During the same period Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant have hit 31, 25 & 18 sixes respectively!#IndvSA #IndvsSA #SAvIND #INDvsSA
Interestingly during the same period even Umesh Yadav has hit more sixes than Kohli, registering 11 in 155 balls.
Umesh 11 sixes in 155 balls, Kohli 5 in 2568 balls!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 11, 2022
India were bowled out for 223 in their first innings as most of the batters except captain Kohli, disappointed. KL Rahul, who smashed a ton in the first Test, could only add 12 runs to the scoreboard.
His opening partner Mayank also added 15 runs off 35 balls.
Under-fire Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a half-century by a whisker, smashing 43 off 77 balls.
Ajinkya Rahane's poor form continued and he could only bag nine runs off 12 balls.
Rabada was in top form for South Africa and took four wickets in 22 overs. Marco Jansen also bagged three dismissals, with Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj registered a scalp each.