Virat Kohli has not scored an international century since 2019.© AFP
Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli ended the year 2021 without scoring a century in international cricket when he retired on Wednesday for 18 in the second round of the first Test against South Africa. Also in 2020, Kohli had failed to reach the three-digit mark. The Indian skipper had last scored a ton in the day-night test against Bangladesh in Eden Gardens in 2019. South Africa’s bowler Marco Jansen removed Kohli in the 33rd over as the batter’s search for his 71st ton continued. On the way to the match, South Africa got India back in the first session on day 4 of the first test match here at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Wednesday.
India lost Thakur, the night watchman, KL Rahul, before Kohli left this morning. India’s lead is now more than 250 races. However, the visitors have lost six wickets.
On Tuesday, India lost Mayank Agarwal at the top of the stumps, but the visitors still finished day three in the first test in the driver’s seat. India had gathered South Africa for 197 in the third session before the hosts lost Mayank’s wicket minutes before the end of the game.
Mohammed Shami took a move with five wickets on Day 3 and also completed 200 wickets in the game’s longest format.
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