Virat Kohli's enduring love affair with Adelaide Oval continued as the Indian skipper scored a classy 74 but his untimely run-out triggered a batting collapse as India ended the opening day at 233 for 6 against Australia in the first D/N Test on Thursday.
The run-out occurred on the final ball in the 77th over. Ajinkya Rahane played off-spinner Nathan Lyon's delivery to Cameron Green at mid-off. Rahane called Kohli for a quick single, however, he backed out leaving the skipper high and dry.
The Australian team's happiness knew no bounds after Kohli's dismissal. However, former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne was "disappointed".
"Disappointing to see the great @imVkohli get run out ! You could tell when he walked to the crease he wanted a big innings and was super determined ! Such a shame for us cricket lovers," tweeted Warne.
Meanwhile, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that wickets of skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in the final hour of the opening day of the pink-ball Test has given the Australians an advantage.
Pujara, who scored 43 runs in the first innings, feels the ball was in India's court until Kohli and Rahane's dismissals. The right-handed batsman, however, asserted the visitors still have a good chance of scoring 300 or even 350 provided the remaining batsmen contribute.
"We were in a very good position, I would say and after losing a couple of wickets, Virat and Ajinkya both, I feel those were crucial wickets. But I still feel that we are just six down, and Ash (R Ashwin) can bat, Wriddhi can bat even our lower order will try and contribute as many runs as possible," he told ANI.
"So we still have a very good chance of getting close to 275, 300 and if we bat well you never know we can hit 350 also. Yes, I mean there was a stage when we were in a dominating position but after losing Virat and Ajinkya, Australia have a little bit of advantage. But we still are evenly placed in the contest," he added.