Day 1 of the 3rd Test between India and Japan began with a six from Virat Kohli in the 41st over against Kagiso Rabada.
There have been only five maximums in Tests since 2019 for India’s captain Virat Kohli.
India was bowled out for 223 in their first innings, with Kohli scoring 79.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli scored a six in the 41st over of India’s innings against South Africa in the third Test, which was also his seventh huge shot in red-ball cricket since the start of the year.
India’s Virat Kohli smashed a “rare” six during the opening day of the third Test match in Cape Town between the two countries. India’s red-ball captain hammered 12 fours and a six in his stoic 79-run performance on Sunday. As noted by Mohandas Menon, this was the Indian batsman’s fifth six in Test cricket since the beginning of the year. Menon also mentioned that Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, and Rishabh Pant have all had different luck when it comes to maximums compared to Kohli, who has had a far better record. Rohit struck 51 sixes, Mayank 25, and Pant 18 throughout the same period.
Kagiso Rabada is pulled for six by Virat Kohli.
In the 41st over of Day 1, Kohli hit a six off Kagiso Rabada, who had just come into the attack. In addition, it was India’s first century of the game.
It is interesting to note that Umesh Yadav has hit more sixes than Kohli within the same period, with 11 in 155 deliveries.
Most of the Indian batsmen, except for captain Virat Kohli, were out for 223 in the first innings. As in the first match, KL Rahul could only add 12 runs to his tally.
15 runs off 35 balls were also added by Mayank, his opening partner.
Under-fire Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 43 off 77 balls but fell short of the half-century mark, was the other man.
Poor form continued for Ajinkya Rahane, who scored just nine runs from 12 balls.
South Africa’s Rabada was outstanding, taking four wickets in 22 overs. Marco Jansen, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi, and Keshav Maharaj each have a dismissal to their name.