Mitchell Johnson waiting for Virat Kohli’s press conference after scoring a century
Johnson had earlier taken a dig on Kohli for not walking off.
Updated - Dec 16, 2018 7:48 pm
The day three of the second Test in the Optus Stadium at Perth was yet another gripping day of the series. It all started with Nathan Lyon plucking the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane after which the Indian captain got to his 25th Test hundred. Former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson took to Twitter and gave an oration of how the day’s proceedings were electrifying.
The retired paceman has shared many sparky battles with Virat Kohli. The Delhi-born batsman combated some fiery spells from Johnson successfully on his previous tour Down Under, smashing four hundreds under his auspices. The two players in 2014 also had a few exchange of words where Kohli explicitly admitted that he does not see any reason to respect the left-armer.
The 37-year old earlier also took a dig on Virat Kohli when he refused to walk until the third umpire confirmed the decision as out. Nevertheless, Johnson also tweeted that he was looking forward to the visiting captain’s press conference after scoring the first ever century at the new Perth Stadium.
Here’s his tweet:
Another exciting day of test cricket 🔥🔥🔥 Plenty happening in this game, I look forward to Kohli’s press conference after scoring the first ever test 100 at the new Perth Stadium
— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) December 16, 2018
Kohli’s century had indeed been the highlight of the day besides his dismissal as he looked the calmest putting away the bad balls with excellent judgement. He brought up his century with a confident and a stylish straight drive.
Match slightly in favour of the hosts
The third day ended with the advantage slightly inclined to Australia. After Nathan Lyon’s 14th five-wicket haul in red-ball cricket, Marcus Harris and Aaron Finch walked out to build on the lead of 43. The two openers looked a little scratchy, surviving few close shaves but got through to their half-century partnership.
Aaron Finch walked off the field with a suspected broken finger off Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling in the 13th over but has been cleared of serious damage by scans. Australia lost three wickets in relatively quick succession but have a good lead of 175 runs with Khawaja and Paine in the middle.