Indian wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat smashed Australian all-rounder Cameron Green two back-to-back sixes in the 133rd over of the Indian innings. The fourth Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy is evenly poised as the hosts made an incredible comeback after the Aussies posted a 480-run score in the first innings.
Before Bharat’s consecutive sixes, the intensity was high in the Narendra Modi Stadium as former Indian captain Virat Kohli was nearing his historic 75th international century. Calming these nerves, the Karnataka batter pulled away Green over the deep backward square leg boundary. This maximum immediately put a lot of pressure on the Aussie all-rounder as he conceded another six. Then on the next ball, Green sent out a no-ball as he conceded a four before bowling another no-ball.
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Bharat managed to score 21 runs in that Cameron Green over before he got out after scoring a crucial 44 in 88 balls. This knock included two fours and three sixes as he stitched up an important 84-run partnership with Virat Kohli. After Bharat’s wicket, Kohli went on to complete a historic 28th Test Century.
The Delhi-born batter had to wait 1205 days to reach this milestone in red-ball cricket. Kohli’s last ton came against Bangladesh in 2019 at the iconic Eden Gardens. But after three years, three months and 17 days, the batter finally broke free. This Virat Kohli ton included just seven boundaries as he faced 256 balls and played at a strike rate of 42.97.