Test 3: Run Machine Kohli, just 44 runs away from becoming India's first captain.



Author 2019-10-18 01:19:18

In the second Test against South Africa in Pune, captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten double century, ending the drought of runs in 10 Test innings. In this match, Kohli scored 254 runs in 336 balls with the help of 33 fours and 2 sixes. This was Kohli's 50th match as a Test captain.

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With an innings of 254 runs, Kohli had several records to his name. Kohli continues to record and break records in almost every match. Virat Kohli will also have a long list of records to break in the third Test match starting on October 19 in Ranchi.

Most runs for India as captain

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In the history of Indian Test cricket, Virat Kohli tops the list with 4956 runs in terms of maximum runs as captain. In such a situation, Kohli would become the first captain to complete 5000 Test runs for India as he scored only 44 runs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is named after Kohli in second place. Dhoni has scored 3454 runs for India in 60 Tests. Among the players who have scored the most runs for India as captain, Sunil Gavaskar (3449) is third, Mohammad Azharuddin (2856) is fourth and Sourav Ganguly (2561) is fifth.

Virat Kohli's Test career as captain

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As captain, Virat Kohli has completed 50 matches in his Test career. In these 50 Test matches, Kohli has batted in 83 innings. During this period, Kohli has scored 4956 runs at an average of 64.36. Where his bat has yielded 19 centuries and 12 half-centuries.

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