Watch: Virat Kohli pulls Kagiso Rabada’s bouncer to collect

Virat Kohli hit a “rare” six during the first day of the ongoing third Test between India and South Africa in Cape Town. During his gritty 79 runs, the Indian red-ball captain hit 12 fours and a six. This was also Kohli’s fifth six in Test cricket since 2019, according to renowned statistician Mohandas Menon. Menon also said that the luck of the batsmen of Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal and Rishabh Pant is opposite to that of Kohli to hit maximums. During this, Rohit hit 51 sixes, Mayank 25 and Pant hit 18 sixes.

Watch: Virat Kohli hits Kagiso Rabada for a six

On the first day, Kohli’s six came off the ball of Kagiso Rabada in the 41st over. It was also India’s first maximum match.

Interestingly, during the same period, Umesh Yadav has also hit more sixes than Kohli by scoring 11 runs in 155 balls.

India were bowled out for 223 in their first innings as most of the batsmen were disappointed except for skipper Kohli. KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first Test, could only add 12 runs to the scoreboard.

His opening partner Mayank also added 15 runs in 35 balls.

Under-fire Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on his half-century after scoring 43 off 77 balls.


Ajinkya Rahane’s poor form continued and he could only score nine runs in 12 balls.

Rabada was in excellent form for South Africa and took four wickets in 22 overs. Marco Janssen also scored three dismissals, with Duane Olivier, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj recording a scalp each.

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