"" Assessment of Virat Kohli's Day 3 struggle is that Pujara and Gill were custom-built for this wicket.

Assessment of Virat Kohli's Day 3 struggle is that Pujara and Gill were custom-built for this wicket.

 In the fourth match of the series, Virat Kohli reached his maiden Test half-century in 16 innings and finished the day on 59 off 128 balls. The Indian hitters dropped anchor as they attempted to catch up to Australia's first innings total of 480 on Saturday in the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, making it an attritional day. Shubman Gill, who got his second century in a Test match before being eventually bowled for 128 off 235 balls, epitomized it.

Gill's teammates also utilized favorable conditions for batting than in any of the series' other Tests. Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, finished with 59 from 128 balls in the middle. First Test half-century in 16 innings for Kohli, who was praised for his maturity under duress by former Australia batsman Matthew Hayden.

In his 16 Test innings, Kohli will attempt to reach his first century in almost four years.

After the day's play, Hayden commented on Star Sports, "Pujara is tailor built for this type of pitch, Gill as well, but I was curious to see how Virat would respond. Amid a 113-run partnership with Gill, Pujara was out for 42 after 121 balls. After putting up a 58-run partnership with the opener, Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja finished the day with a 44-run partnership.

Hayden lauded Kohli for his response to Gill's century and his interactions with the 23-year-old as he entered the middle of the field. "I enjoyed that Virat Kohli got quite enthusiastic when Shubman Gill won, providing some insight into Virat Kohli as a person. Although under strain, he is not considering himself. He said, "It was a beautiful time.

Pujara's dismissal off the final ball of the second-to-last over of the second session caused Kohli to leave as tea was being served. Although he appeared unsure while denying Lyon's over, he appeared absolutely in control throughout the third session. I was interested in how he would continue the fight. Right before the tea break, he had to put up a fight, didn't he? Five or four pretty uncomfortable balls. After tea, he took charge and set small goals for himself. A well-merited, really fantastic half-century," stated Hayden.

India concluded the third day on 289/3 in 99 overs, 191 runs behind Australia. The visitors batted for almost two full days, with Usman Khawaja shining with a brilliant 180. Meanwhile, all-arounder Cameron Green collected 114 points from 170 balls. India is ahead of the series 2-1 and has to win this Test to guarantee their spot in the 2023 World Test Championship championship game.

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