India’s successful DRS left Virat Kohli speechless.
Usman Khawaja made history when he scored 180 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test match between India and England in Ahmedabad. Before Axar Patel finally defeated the Australian batting, the Indian bowlers had the Australian batter stumped in as many as five sessions. But it wasn’t all easy; the hosts had to dismiss Khawaja using the DRS because the line-umpire ruled in favour of the Australian batter on the LBW appeal.
The innings was in its 147th over and Australia had already scored 400 runs. Khawaja was struck by the first delivery of the over above the pad, and it was likely the height of the ball that convinced the umpire to rule in the batter’s favour.
Three reds were the outcome when India chose to review the call. The third umpire decided to call it after noticing that the ball was solidly hitting the leg-stump. Virat Kohli’s response arguably best captures how significant that dismissal was for the visitors. The entire Indian squad was taken aback that the judgement went in its favour.
Khawaja (180) and Nathan Lyon (6) were at the crease when the umpires called time for tea at the conclusion of the second session. With 180 runs, Khawaja is third among Australian batsmen with the highest individual tally in Test matches played in India.
At 255 for 4, Khawaja and Cameron Green (114) continued to play confidently as they scored 123 more runs to strengthen Australia’s advantage, bringing the score to 347 for 4 at lunch.
Following a fruitless morning session, Indian bowlers struck after lunch, with Ravichandran Ashwin removing Green and Alex Carey (both 0) in the space of four deliveries, followed by Mitchell Starc (6).
With PTI inputs
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