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03:45  06 december  2018
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A stunning catch from Usman Khawaja has turned around critics of his fielding on day one of the first Test against India. Already being dubbed “the catch of the series”, Khawaja took the incredible grab at gully to dismiss Indian captain Virat Kohli after a loose shot while driving a full.

India's captain Virat Kohli drove hard at a Pat Cummins delivery that had Usman Khawaja flying to his left in the gully for a classic catch .

Kohli stunned by incredible Khawaja catch © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Usman Khawaja has taken a spectacular catch to dismiss Virat Kohli

Australia has made a stunning start to the first Test against India in Adelaide, with three wickets in the first hour of play, including the key wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli, who fell to an extraordinary catch from Usman Khawaja.

After India won the toss and elected to bat in sweltering conditions, the Aussie bowlers ripped through the Indian top-order, with three batsmen back in the pavilion in the opening 11 overs.

It was an impressive opening spell from the Australian bowlers, with Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood  and Pat Cummins all striking early.

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Virat Kohli was left stunned by Usman Khawaja who took a brilliant one-handed catch to help Australia remove the India captain in the morning session on the first day of the first Test in Adelaide. Kohli , who came in to bat his regular No.4 position after India were reduced to 15/2 in the 7th over

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KL Rahul was the first to fall, slashing at a wide ball from Hazlewood and edging to Aaron Finch at third slip, while Murali Vijay fell for the oldest trick in the fast bowler’s book, a succession of short balls followed up by a full delivery that Vijay feathered through to Tim Paine.

Kohli’s wicket was the icing on the cake for Australia, with Khawaja diving to his left in the gully to take a sensational one-handed catch, sending the Indian captain on his way for just three.

The world’s top ranked batsman looked on in despair as Khawaja launched himself through the air to pluck the ball at full stretch.

All three dismissals have fallen to poor shots to balls wide of the off-stump.

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Test team rallies around 'shocked' Khawaja Usman Khawaja is being supported by the Australian team after his brother was arrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice and forging a document. © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Coach Justin Langer admitted Arsalan Khawaja's arrest on Tuesday was a blow for the batsman ahead of the first Test against India, which starts at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. "We're keeping an eye on Uzzie. It was a little bit of a shock for him. I know he's wife's here with him and we'll look after him. He'll be as cool and calm as usual out in the middle," Langer told SEN on Wednesday.

Usman Khawaja took an absolute screamer at gully to send superstar Indian batsman Virat Kohli packing. Watch the amazing catch . Khawaja was at full stretch to his left when he plucked the fast-travelling ball out of mid-air with his left hand. Watch the stunning catch in the player

crowd, but a stunning catch by Usman Khawaja at a Pat Cummins delivery saw him back in the As the ball flew to gully, Usman Khawaja dived to his left and took a one-handed stunner as the India have never won a Test series in Australia. Virat Kohli walks off the field after his dismissal in Adelaide.

Australia’s bowling attack held the upper hand early, with just two boundaries coming in the opening hour of play.

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