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Centurion Test: Rain halts play on third day

Centurion Test: Rain halts play on third day

R Ashwin had trouble gripping the ball. Wherever one stands, he has to expect the catch to come his way. Kohli and Pandya were trying to decode the in-swinging and out-swinging deliveries bowled by Philander. One confident stride out, one ideal arc of the bat, and one meaty chunk of willow meeting leather at its sweetest spot. Kohli looked upset with the events even as he walked off. There was wide long-off and a deep cover.

"They have given us a sniff and our bowling line-up is pretty fired up to keep taking sticks".

And Kohli's driving through the off-side field was gorgeous.

It was a stunning shot, in a stunning innings.

But of course it's getting quite monotonous to see just Kohli remain the last man standing the way Tendulkar used to be in the 1990s.

He hit 15 fours at Centurion, faced 217 balls, and was at the crease for over six hours in an effort to drag his team back into the contest. In the 1980s and 1990s this used to be our nemesis and our batsmen were petrified of the short ball and never could face them. These sort of numbers don't do any justice to the absolute mastery Kohli showed, but they illustrate how far above the pack he was.

But Kohli's knock in the context of the game can not be more emphasized. His footwork was decisive, his reading of the bowlers was impeccable, and his eye was forever on the lookout for where the next runs would come from.

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Debutant South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi put it best when he spoke of his home ground, after second day's play. "He led from the front and took charge of the game", he said. If he accumulates four or more demerit points within 24 months of the first such incident, they will convert into suspension points and a ban from a Test or two limited-overs internationals, whichever format he is likely to be selected for comes first. So we don't get too disheartened that this didn't happen. On Jasprit Bumrah, Morkel added: "Bumrah has got the ideal action for this sort of wicket".

Unperturbed by the happenings at the other end, the Indian captain scored his 21st career Test ton to edge the visitors closer to Proteas' first innings score of 335. You've got a small little window with the new ball. Philander could bring all his skills into play but Kohli was equal to the task. If Kohli was the success story of the day, Hardik Pandya was the one who provided the most frustrating and painful moment, if you are an India fan.

"Virat is very competitive". They had joined hands with South Africa at 3/2 and on Tuesday, they continued from where they left. "I almost got him".

"There's a very subcontinental feel to it". But the nature of the pitch shouldn't detract from his innings.

India lost the first Test of the ongoing three-match series by 72 runs.

It is not the first time that Kohli has fallen foul of the ICC.

Not known to shy away from expressing himself, the Indian captain celebrated the milestone with a sweet gesture as he took out the wedding ring, flaunted it and kissed it.


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