AUS v IND 2018-19: Memorable batting performances by Indian batsmen at Sydney Cricket Ground

India will look to make history at SCG when they face Australia on Jan 3, 2019 in the 4th Test; with a lead of 2-1.

VIRAT KOHLI- 147 (2015)
Virat Kohli lit the SCG on fire with his sublime 147 | Getty
Virat Kohli had left a very bad impression on the Australian cricket lovers due to his brash attitude on his maiden Australia tour in 2011-12.

However, when he returned to Australia for the 2014-15 tour, Kohli had matured enough and showed his class in the fourth and final Test of the series at SCG.

MS Dhoni had retired from Test cricket before this Test match and Virat Kohli, who had previously captained in the series, was named the full-time Test captain starting from SCG Test.

Australia scored 572/7 declared with centuries from Warner (101), Smith (117) and fifties from Rogers (95), Watson (81), Shaun Marsh (73) and Burns (58).

India needed to answer back, but lost opener M Vijay for a duck. KL Rahul scored his first Test ton- a 110, with Rohit making 53.

However, the innings of the match came from new full-time Captain, Virat Kohli, who breezed to 147 runs in 230 balls with 20 fours to his name. Earlier, he had scored twin hundreds on his captaincy debut in Adelaide. He capped a brilliant Test series, with four centuries to his name.

But this was a century that came in adversity and an innings which encouraged others to play out of their skins and draw the Test when faced with a tough task of chasing 349 runs for the win.


By Jatin Sharma - 02 Jan, 2019

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