Kohli faced Starc’s delivery and played a beautiful shot for a four! Starc’s length was slightly too full, allowing Kohli to lean forward and present the full face of his bat. He then hit the ball straight of mid-off, evading the diving fielder and sending it racing towards the ropes.
On Day 3 of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad, Shubman Gill’s century has placed India in a dominant position against Australia. Joining Gill in the middle, former India captain Virat Kohli has shown excellent form.
Gill achieved his century in 194 deliveries, just before Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed in the penultimate over before tea. During the morning session on Day 3, India captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed on 34 by Matthew Kuhnemann, halting India’s strong start.
On Day 2, India made a promising start by not losing any wickets and ending the day on 36 for 0, with Gill and Rohit remaining unbeaten on 18 and 17, respectively. At that point, India trailed Australia by 446 runs, after the latter was skittled out for 480 runs in the first innings.
There was considerable speculation regarding whether Gill could replicate his white-ball success in Test cricket. Following his century in a Test match against Bangladesh, there were numerous calls for him to be included in the playing XI. Although he failed to impress twice in Indore, Gill made certain that he delivered a significant performance during this innings.