India captain Virat Kohli delivered with the ball after his half-century in the first innings as he sent back the centurion Harry Nielsen in the ongoing tour match between India and Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Bowling the 124th over for India, Kohli broke through with his second delivery of his sixth over as he bowled a half-tracker at Nielsen, who was batting on a hundred off 169 balls at the time.
The left-handed batsman completely mistimed his pull shot as the ball went high in the air. Umesh Yadav, who was stationed at mid-on, came under the ball and took the catch as Kohli started celebrating by raising his arms up in the air before breaking into a chuckle.
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Cricket Australia rode on Nielsen’s hundred to post 544 on the board and took a 185-run first innings lead over the world No. 1 Test team.
Nielsen top-scored with 100 off 170 balls while Aaron Hardie (86), D’Arcy Short (74) and Max Bryant (62) also made significant contributions as CA XI made the Indian bowlers toil hard for nearly two days.
What a moment for @HarryNielsen4, as he brings up a century against the world’s No.1 Test team 👏👏👏
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 1, 2018
Mohammed Shami finished with 3 wickets for 97 runs from his 24 overs while Ravichandran Ashwin managed to bag a couple of wickets in 40 overs. Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah were the other bowlers who got one wicket each apart from Kohli.
Shami, Umesh and Ishant bowled over 20 overs each while Bumrah was made to bowl just 1.1 overs.
Earlier, CA XI were trailing India’s score of 358 by 2 runs at stumps on Day 3 with Nielsen (56) and Aaron Hardie (69) at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails.
Resuming the day at 24/0, Cricket Australia started the day on a positive note forging 114 runs for the first wicket.
Overnight batsmen D Arcy Short (74) and Max Bryant (62) played brilliantly before Bryant was out in the 19th over.
Apart from the opening duo, Jake Carder (38) and Sam Whiteman (35) also contributed with the bat.
News credit : Indiatoday