1st Test: Virat Kohli puts India in control at tea on day three

first_imgIndia’s stand-in captain Virat Kohli helped the tourists to 223 for 3 at tea on Thursday on the third day of the first Test against Australia.Kohli was 48 not out at the interval, while Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay notched half-centuries to move India towards their first target of avoiding the follow-on after Australia declared on its overnight total of 517 for 7.Kohli was struck on the helmet by a Mitchell Johnson bouncer with the first ball he faced.With this match coming soon after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes from a similar incident in a domestic state match, there was a high level of concern among Australia’s fieldsman who rushed to Kohli to make sure he was not seriously hurt.Australia captain Michael Clarke also consoled Johnson, recognising his distress.last_img

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