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Here's why Virat Kohli wore pink coloured gloves and carried specially made pink coloured bat

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 January 2019, 15:29 IST
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday showed his support for the Pink Test. Kohli came out to bat wearing a pink coloured gloves and using a pink coloured MRF logo on his bat. The grip of the bat was also pink coloured.

The Sydney Test is called the Pink Test since 2009 after former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath lost his wife because of breast cancer. McGrath started a NGO named McGrath Foundation in order to support those in need.

 

As per the match is concerned, India declared at 622-7, at stumps on Day 2 Australia made 24-0 with Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja still batting. Marcus Harris is on 19 and Khawaja on 5.

Rishabh Pant missed a catch of Usman Khawaja when he was on 0 on Mohammed Shami's ball. For India Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant made 150 plus scores with Mayank Agarwal and Ravindra Jadeja making half-century each.

For Australia, Nathan Lyon took 4 wickets while Hazlewood took 2 and Mitchell Starc took 1. The most economical of all was Josh Hazlewood giving away 105 runs in his 35 overs at an average of 3.00.

India won the toss Yesterday and chose to bat first which proved to be a good decision.

First published: 4 January 2019, 15:29 IST
 
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