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Kohli run-out after terrible mix-up with Rahane

After the ODI and T20I series, Indians are up against the Aussies in the ongoing day-night pink-ball affair at the Adelaide Oval. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. The visitors lost Prithvi Shaw on the very second ball of the first over bowled by Mitchell Starc.

The left-arm bowler mounted pressure on the youngster early on in the innings. Shaw defended the first ball before getting dismissed in the next delivery. Starc deserves a certificate of excellence for providing an early breakthrough for the hosts.

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After Shaw was dismissed for a duck, Mayank Agarwal hit 2 fours before he was dismissed on 17 by Pat Cummins. Indian skipper and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the ship by adding a 68-run stand for the third wicket before Pujara was dismissed by Nathan Lyon.

Pujara looked decent for his 43 off 160 balls. He smashed 5 fours to his name. After the fall of Pujara’s wicket, Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane laid a good platform. The duo added 88-run stand for the fourth wicket.

Horror mix-up between Kohli and Rahane

While things were moving smoothly for the visitors, Kohli and Rahane were involved in a terrible mix-up during the passage of play. During the last ball of 77th over, Rahane nudged Lyon’s delivery over the extra cover in search of a single.

Rahane was pretty confident of his call that he said ‘yes’ to Kohli while taking a single. Upon realising that Ajinkya hit the ball straight to the fielder, he immediately changed his mind and said ‘No’.

Much to his shock, the captain already responded to the call and reached almost halfway down the crease. When Rahane didn’t run, Kohli did his best to reach the non-striker’s end. Sadly, he was run-out by combined efforts of Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon.

Kohli couldn’t believe what happened in the split second as he looked at Rahane after the dismissal. The run-machine missed out on a well-deserved century. He departed after making 74 (8 fours).

Watch the video below:

Kohli’s deputy was trapped for an LBW off Starc’s bowling as he made his way back to the dressing room after making 42 runs (3 fours, 1 six). A couple of overs later, Hanuma Vihari was trapped for an LBW off Hazlewood.

Team India ended the Day 1 with 233/6 (89 overs). Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha are batting on 15 and 9 respectively.

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