Virat Kohli scripted a novel but undesirable document when he pulled Kagiso Rabada for a six to deliver India’s first six of the match.
Kohli, who obtained off the mark with a pleasant cowl drive within the morning, hit one other majestic one off Jansen within the afternoon moreover a six he collected from a mistimed pull off Rabada.
Renowned statistician Mohandas Menon tweeted that this was solely Kohli’s fifth six in Tests within the final three years. Kohli’s 5 sixes are a stark comparability to the Indian batting trio of Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant, who’ve cleared the ropes 31, 25 and 18 instances respectively.
What a six by kohli 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VRjwsEVo2O
— Dinesh LiLawat (@imDL45) January 11, 2022
A uncommon six for Virat Kohli in Tests!Today his six at Cape Town is the one fifth within the final three years!During the identical interval Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant have hit 31, 25 & 18 sixes respectively!#IndvSA #IndvsSA #SAvIND #INDvsSA
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 11, 2022
Even extra astonishing is the truth that Umesh Yadav is forward of Kohli when it comes to most sixes hit. In a reply to a tweet from a fan, Menon mentioned that Umesh has smashed 11 sixes and off far lesser deliveries. “Umesh 11 sixes in 155 balls, Kohli 5 in 2568 balls,” he tweeted.
A way more beneficial milestone that got here from this match is the truth that Kohli accomplished 1000 runs in SA as captain heading in the right direction of his 79-run innings which ended when he was caught by Verreynne off Rabada.
Ever since scoring his maiden double century (his twelfth profession 100) in North Sound in June 2016, that is additionally the primary time quantity half-centuries (28) has exceeded centuries (27) for Virat Kohli in his Test profession.
Virat Kohli deserved a century didn’t get any assist 🤬Rabada earned Virat’s wicket 👏#CricketTwitter #KingKohli #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/HdVsVCrFkD
— Sajawal khaN NiaZi( MaNN NiaZee waTTa khel)😍😘 (@SajwalNiaZii) January 11, 2022
Earlier, openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal had been out within the area of six balls earlier than Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara got here collectively to take the vacationers to lunch with none extra injury.
They grew their partnership to 62 within the second session earlier than Marco Jansen broke it to get Pujara caught behind for 43.
Kagiso Rabada (2-52) claimed his second wicket of the day quickly after that when Ajinkya Rahane went for 9 caught behind by wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne and after failing with a overview.
India encountered bother when cloudy skies firstly of the day aided South Africa’s tempo bowlers.
Rahul was caught behind off Duanne Olivier for 12 and Mayank fell within the subsequent over for 15 to Rabada.