Virat Kohli scored 186 runs in the first innings of the Ahmedabad Test, which is also his highest Test score against Australia.
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New Delhi: If 8 September 2022 was the day to end the wait for the most special century, then 12 March 2023 was the day when the wait for a century in Test cricket was over. character is the same Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, completed his 28th century in the Ahmedabad Test against Australia on Sunday, 12 March. This century came after a long wait. This century of Kohli not only ended the wait of three and a half years, but ended the wait of 10 years.
Sunday was a very special day in Ahmedabad as Kohli scored his first century in Test cricket after November 2019. Kohli, who ended the drought of centuries with a T20 century against Afghanistan in September last year, then scored his first century in ODIs after three years on 10 December. Then in January 2023, he scored two more ODI centuries. The wait was just for the test.
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Scored a special century after 10 years
Kohli, who failed to score a century in the Test series on Bangladesh tour, had a chance to do this feat in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, but the first three Tests also saw disappointment. In such a situation, it seemed that this wait should not continue like this. On March 12, the expectation of a century came true and Kohli scored the 28th Test century of his career.
Now although this was his first Test century after about three and a half years, but the wait was even longer for 10 years, which ended with this century.
On home ground against Australia, Kohli scored a Test century after 10 years. Kohli had earlier scored the last Test century on Indian soil in February 2013 against Australia. In that Test played in Chennai, Kohli scored 107 runs in the first innings.
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The struggle of two consecutive series also ended
Since then, Kohli was struggling for runs against Australia in India itself. In the 2017 series, he could score only 46 runs. Even in the current series, he could score only 111 runs in the first five innings, but he made up for it with 186 runs in Ahmedabad and made his biggest Test score against Australia.