Australian spinner Todd Murphy picked Virat Kohli for the third time in this Test series. After picking Kohli once at Nagpur and Delhi, Murphy accounted for Kohli’s wicket in the first innings of the third Test at Indore. The former Indian captain was the sixth Indian wicket to fall within the first session on Day 1.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat first in Indore. After an initial outburst from Australian closers, Steve Smith he brought in Matthew Kuhnemann in the sixth over of the Indian innings. He picked up two wickets in his first two overs starting the slip for India.
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India lost wickets to Rohit Sharma on the 27th and since then the Men in Blue have lost wickets at regular intervals. The wickets have dropped at 34, 36, 44, 45 and 70. India lost the wicket of Shreyas Iyer (0) with India at 45. From there, Kohli (22) along with Srikar Bharat added 25 runs for the sixth land. . They seemed pretty safe against the Australian spinners who were playing the ball on their own merits.
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They took a bit of time to settle in on the pitch before Murphy bowled around the wicket and managed to bowl the ball into the stumps. Virat Kohli played across the line looking to play the ball into the wing and missing it completely. The ball hit Kohli’s pads and was ruled out by referee Joel Wilson.
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After consulting with Bharat for a while, Kohli took up the review. Television replays showed the ball was straight enough to hit the stumps and Kohli’s DRS recommendation was rejected. Once again the former Indian skipper after staring at the wicket has lost his wicket to a spinner. As stated above, this was the third time Mur[phydismissedKohliinthisTestseriessofar[phydescartóaKohlienestaseriedepruebashastaelmomento[phydismissedKohliinthisTestseriessofar
Since 2020, it has scored very slowly compared to the previous time. Kohli scored just 116 runs in three matches at an average of 19.33 with a fifty in six innings in 2020. In 2021 his numbers read a bit better but still without a century, scoring 536 runs in 11 matches at an average of 28.21 with four. fifty in 19 innings. In 2022, the former Indian captain scored 265 in six matches at an average of 26.50 with a fifty in 11 innings.
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