WATCH : Virat Kohli, Steve Smith’s Expressions After Axar Patel’s 80m Six

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Skipper Rohit Sharma had previously employed Axar Patel as a third-choice spinner, but on Day 4 of the fourth Test match between India and Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday, the all-rounder exhibited his impressive batting skills. Axar contributed a valuable 79 runs, providing essential support to Virat Kohli and securing India’s favorable position in the match.

Notably, one of Axar’s highlight shots was a massive six off Matthew Kuhnemann, where he expertly heaved the ball over the mid-wicket boundary. This incredible display of power and distance left Kohli grinning from ear to ear while Australia’s stand-in captain, Steve Smith, appeared stunned.

On Sunday, Virat Kohli marked his first Test century in more than three years by scoring a towering 186 runs. His impressive performance gave India hope for a stunning victory in the fourth Test against Australia.

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At the world’s largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, the hosts concluded their first innings with a score of 571, surpassing Australia’s 480, and taking a 91-run lead in the first innings. This run-filled day four added to the excitement of the match.

On the day of the match, Kohli dominated with his 28th Test century. In the second session, he received a single off spinner Nathan Lyon, causing fans to go wild with celebration. Kohli, who now boasts 75 international tons across three formats, kissed his locket and gazed up at the sky. After patiently playing 241 balls, Kohli reached his first Test half-century since January 2022, and his century soon followed.

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