Virat Kohli’s Dismissal is The Turning Point in First Inning?

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s early dismissal caused India an irreparable loss as he had a remarkable record against Australia in Test cricket. India was following the mammoth total of 469, put on by Australian batters in the first inning of the WTC final.

Indian top order failed against the aggressive Australian bowling line-up. Rohit Sharma fell prey to LBW by Australian captain Pat Cummins at a score of 15 whilst his co-opener too couldn’t do any special and was bowled out by dangerous Scott Boland.

After the early fall down of the top order, Pujara came to bat, having expectations from the fans to guide and reshape the Indian batting. However, Pujara too succumbed to Australian all-rounder Cameron Green as he got bowled out at a minimal score of 14.

After the early fall down of 3 wickets, Virat took the responsibility, giving fans hope that he, being the most experienced and skilled batter will make up for the Indian batting now.


Virat Kohli Test Record Against Australia

  • Virat Kohli has played 24 Test matches against Aussies.
  • He has scored 1979 runs.
  • He has also smashed 8 centuries.

Virat failed to tackle a quick outside bouncer from Mitchell Starc and was caught in the slip in Smith’s hands. The talismanic batter missed out on a great opportunity and disappointed his fans, who had a lot of expectations from the star batter. Virat succumbed to Starc at just 14 runs.

Virat’s failure in the first inning put India in a rather hopeless situation as he was the only batsman who had a major reliance against the mammoth total of 469 from Australian batters.

Fans were shattered when Virat’s early Dismissal was noted. Although the middle order strived as Rahane and Jadeja, both played crucial innings. However, both failed to take India to their desirable total.

Virat Kohli holds a very rich record against Australia in all three formats of cricket. No doubt he is one of the most consistent and reliable players in the Indian team. Therefore his failure in the first inning had a very bad influence on the team’s batting line-up. India was bowled out on the score of 296 runs.