‘Precocious’. Prodigy. Words used for unbound talent surprisingly beyond age, beyond the age one is born into. Then there are players like AB de Villiers whose abilities push even the definitions of such words.
KL Rahul and Virat Kohli scored centuries as India hit back on day three of the fourth and final Test against Australia in Sydney to close on 342 for five replying to Australia's 572 for seven declared.
An enthralling first Test in Adelaide ended in victory for Australia as the beat India by 48 runs. Virat Kohli struck a sensational second century to guide his team’s chase but ultimately the visitors fell short of their target.
India used the second and final day of their tour game against Cricket Australia XI to allow their batsmen time in the middle as well as their bowlers a late run out before the game was drawn in Adelaide.
Opposing captains Virat Kohli and Angelo Mathews both scored fine unbeaten centuries but Kohli's effort proved decisive as India won the fifth and final One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Ranchi.