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WATCH: Virat Kohli breaks into a jig on field amidst frustrating rain breaks

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Virat Kohli started dancing while fielding on day three of the first Test

Virat Kohli is a fun loving guy and has seldom spoken about having fun on the ground and expressing himself.

And on Saturday, it looked like he was feeling the weekend vibes on a cloudy, damp day at the Adelaide Oval during day three of the first Test in Adelaide.

The Indian captain suddenly broke into an impromptu dance during the Australian innings that was affected twice by rain early in the day.

Kohli was seen doing a small jig during fielding as India looked to bowl out the hosts early in the day.

And, it has dance in the end was maybe justified as the Indian bowlers wrapped up the tail quickly and ensured India had a 15-run first innings lead after a frustrating start to the day.

Inclement weather first delayed play by 45 minutes in the morning session and then there were two more delays in the first session before lunch was taken at 1.12 pm local time.

During the first 20 minutes of play, starting from overnight 191 for seven, Australia crossed 200 in the 91st over but India managed to sneak in a breakthrough before rain came again. Mitchell Starc (15) was caught behind off Jasprit Bumrah (3/47) as covers came on.

Play was held up for 55 minutes thereafter, and the number of overs for the day were reduced to 79. On resumption, the remaining one-hour session was cut short again after 40 minutes but this time India made good used of the overs.

Both Bumrah and Ishant Sharma (2/47) were guilty of bowling shorter to the tail-enders, and it didn’t change this morning either. Nathan Lyon (24 not out) made good use of this, hitting two fours and a six, as he put on 31 runs for the ninth wicket with Travis Head (72).

Head’s immaculate knock came to an end when he edged Mohammed Shami (2/58) behind, and the very next ball, the pacer finished things off with Hazlewood out caught similarly for a first-ball duck.

Head faced 167 deliveries in all, inclusive of six fours.

India then came out positively and the opening pair of KL Rahul and Murali Vijay also stitched together a 50-run stand to consolidate India’s lead after lunch.

(With PTI inputs)

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