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India Vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4: Virat Kohli's 186 Halts Australia's Progress - In Pics

Virat Kohli scored his first Test century in over 1,000 days and he could not have chosen a better occasion, as his 186 helped India gain an advantageous position in the match.Virat Kohli showed shades of Sachin Tendulkar's 241 in Sydney during his big run-scoring innings in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Batting on 59 overnight, Kohli did not score a single boundary in the first session of the day, as India managed to score at just under 3 runs per over. Things, however, changed in the second session when Srikar Bharat opened his arms against Australian bowlers, especially Cameron Green, to add quick numbers to India's scoreboard. Kohli found support in almost every batter during his time at the crease. For the first time against Australia, all six pairs at the top managed to register 50+ partnerships. Axar Patel, who now averages 88 in the series with the bat, was sublime in his performance, as he slammed a 113-ball 79, putting up a 162-run stand with Kohli. With Patel dismissed, India batters managed to put in an additional 16 runs before getting all out. Shreyas Iyer did not bat due to an injury. For Australia, Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy were the most successful bowlers claiming 3 wickets each.

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Virat Kohli scored his first Test century in over 1,000 days and he could not have chosen a better occasion, as his 186 helped India gain an advantageous position in the match. Virat Kohli showed shades of Sachin Tendulkar's 241 in Sydney during his big run-scoring innings in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Batting on 59 overnight, Kohli did not score a single boundary in the first session of the day, as India managed to score at just under 3 runs per over. Things, however, changed in the second session when Srikar Bharat opened his arms against Australian bowlers, especially Cameron Green, to add quick numbers to India's scoreboard. Kohli found support in almost every batter during his time at the crease. For the first time against Australia, all six pairs at the top managed to register 50+ partnerships. Axar Patel, who now averages 88 in the series with the bat, was sublime in his performance, as he slammed a 113-ball 79, putting up a 162-run stand with Kohli. With Patel dismissed, India batters managed to put in an additional 16 runs before getting all out. Shreyas Iyer did not bat due to an injury. For Australia, Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy were the most successful bowlers claiming 3 wickets each.

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