IND vs AUS: Virat Kohli ends Test ton drought, first hundred in whites since 2019

The crowd at the colossus Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on day four of the India-Australia Test match got a reason to rejoice as Virat Kohli scored a 28th Test century, ending a three plus year drought.

Resuming his innings at 59 off 128 on Sunday, Kohli took his time to score the remaining 41 runs. Off 241 deliveries, only scoring five fours in what was a gritty knock in the first innings.

The last hundred Kohli scored was against Bangladesh in the pink ball Test at the Eden Gardens in November 2019. While the former India skipper had scored his maiden T20I hundred last year in the Asia Cup and three more in the ODIs over the last three months, his scores in the longest format had been a cause of worry for the Indian team.

With the hosts having lost Ravindra Jadeja early in the first session on Sunday, Kohli stitched together 84-runs for the fifth wicket alongside KS Bharat (44 off 88) to put India closer to Australia’s 480 in the first innings.

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