Perhaps, it was Virat Kohli’s best knock against spin in India in recent times. Of his 44, 37 came on the leg side, as he repeatedly played with the turn. Rarely did he play anything against the spin.
Barring a boundary to third man against Todd Murphy, 23 runs came on the on side against the off-spinner. A similar skewed stat was also against Nathan Lyon.
When the left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann strayed to the leg and middle, Kohli picked up the runs on the on side (all 8 runs of the left-armer).