In Ahmedabad, 32 deliveries were bowled during the morning session, resulting in India being 73/1 at the end of the session. Australia looked towards Toddy Murphy to remove Ravindra Jadeja for 28. Ravindra Jadeja failed to bank on his start as the middle-order batter got
dismissed in the day’s opening session. The Indian southpaw got outwitted by Todd Murphy, who enticed him to play an extravagant shot in the 107th inning. As a mere spectator at the non-striker’s end, Kohli was dissatisfied with Jadeja after the stat batter’s ambitious attempt to attack Murphy backfired in the opening session in Ahmedabad.
Runs have come in trickles, the bowling has remained disciplined, and it has been challenging to get started quickly. Kohli will determine the post-lunch session; he requires 12 runs from his 28th Test century. Only five sessions remain in the match, and with India 118 runs behind, a draw is the most likely outcome.
India entered lunch at 362/4, followed by Virat Kohli (88*) and KS Bharat (25*). Regarding Kohli’s performance, Sanjay Manjrekar said, “It was a joy to watch Virat bat. Given the field set for him, there was no sign of ego; that was special.” On Saturday, Kohli reached another milestone when he became the fifth Indian batter to score 4000 Test runs on Indian soil.