Indian captain Virat Kohli scored a unique century in the third and deciding Test against South Africa in Cape Town. He scored this century not in batting but in fielding. Kohli has completed 100 catches in the longest format of cricket, with the host team’s batsman Temba Bavuma taking a brilliant catch at slips. He has become the 6th player to achieve such a feat.
Before Kohli, Rahul Dravid (209), VVS Laxman (135), Sachin Tendulkar (115), Sunil Gavaskar (108) and Mohammad Azharuddin (105) have done so.
During the fielding, Kohli scored a century, but the fans want to see him make a hundred with the bat. Kohli definitely scored 79 runs in the first innings of the third Test, but due to lack of support from the rest of the batsmen, he missed out on a century. But his innings was not less than a century. Kohli faced 201 balls during this period and hit 12 fours and a six during the innings.
Talking about the match, till the writing of the news, the hosts have scored 170 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Pietersen is facing the Indian bowlers in the best style by scoring 67 runs at the crease. Shami, Bumrah and Umesh Yadav took two wickets each for Team India.
Earlier, India had scored 223 runs in the first innings. South Africa will have to pile up early if India has to take the lead. Let us tell you, this three-match series is tied at 1-1. While Team India won the first Test by 113 runs, the hosts made a strong comeback in the series with a 7-wicket win in Johannesburg.