Former India captain Virat Kohli made headlines with his stunning fielding during the warm-up game against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane. He brilliantly ran Tim David out with a direct through.
However, it was a slower ball from Harshal Patel and the batter could only hit an under-edge to the on-side as well. They were looking for a quick single, but Virat Kohli picked up the ball, with his right hand and threw down the stumps to send him in.
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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli took another stunning one-handed catch right at the edge of the ropes in the final over of the game. It was a low full-toss and Pat Cummins hit it down the ground brilliantly, and it was about to clear the ropes, but Kohli had a different plan as he jumped on time at long-on with his right hand up and took a blinder.
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However, India won by 6 runs. After the win, Rohit Sharma said – “I thought we batted well, towards the end we could have added 10-15 runs more. We always want a set batter to stay till the end, SKY did it, overall a great batting effort with nice bounce, was a pitch where you can trust your shots. You got to be smart with batting on grounds like these. You can’t forget to push the balls into the gaps, scoring 8-9 runs in an over can be quite an effective plan. It was a great practice game for us. There is room for improvement, but I want more consistency from the bowlers. You need to keep things simple and hit the deck hard. Overall a good game for us, they had a decent partnership and that put us under pressure. He (Shami) is coming back after a long time, so we wanted to give him an over. Wanted to give him a challenge and let him bowl the final over, and you saw what he did.”