Not many bowlers have managed to dominate Virat Kohli. But Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon has so far dismissed the India captain six times, making the top-ranked Test batsman his bunny.
On Day 3 of first Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match at Adelaide, Lyon had Kohli caught at short leg by Aaron Finch. Kohli made 34 off 104 balls.
Following are the instances when Lyon got the better of Kohli:
- The first time Lyon got Kohli's wicket was in 2013 at Chennai. Just after reaching a hundred (107), Kohli was undone by a tossed up delivery, while going for a big hit. Ended up offering a catch at mid-on. Mitchell Starc completed the catch.
- In the 2013 Delhi Test, Lyon dismissed Kohli in both the innings, trapped in front both the times for scores of 1 and 41.
- Lyon again trapped Kohli in front in the Adelaide Test in 2014. After scoring 115 in the first innings, Kohli was primed for a daddy hundred, but got out for 141.
- Yet another LBW. In 2017 Bengaluru Test, Kohli managed only 12 runs in India's first innings. Aussie took the review and it proved the right call.
The wily 31-year-old offspinner primarily plays Test cricket. He has 318 wickets from 80 matches.
England pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have dismissed Kohli five times each in Test.
At the close of play on Day 3, India have taken a lead of 166 runs after posting
India scored 250 runs in the first innings thanks to a Cheteshwar Pujara century, then bowled out the hosts for 235 to take a 15-run lead.
At the close of Day 3, India were 151/3 and have taken a 166-run lead over Australia. Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit scored his maiden Test ton Down Under in the first innings, was unbeaten on 40.
India scored 250 in the first innings, while the Aussies managed 235.