Virat Kohli smashes 26th Test century: List of records broken

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Author 2019-10-11 14:44:52

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11 Oct 2019

A lot was being said about Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who hadn't scored a ton in the last five Tests.

However, the 30-year-old Indian captain finally ended the drought and got back to his groove.

Kohli hit a century on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa in Pune.

This was his 26th career Test ton.

Here's more.

Kohli equals Smith and Sobers with 26th Test ton

Kohli 26th ton

Kohli, who became the second Indian captain to lead India in 50 Tests after MS Dhoni, struck an unbeaten century to lead the side's charge against the Proteas.

The superb Kohli notched his 26th Test ton to equal Steve Smith and Gary Sobers (26 each).

This was his 12th century on home soil and an overall 69th across formats in international cricket.

Kohli equals Ponting with this special record

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Kohli notched his 19th Test century as a skipper. With this feat, he equaled former Australian captain Ricky Ponting in terms of centuries as a Test skipper (19). Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith (25) leads the show.

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Kohli registers these records as well

Kohli records

Kohli also became the fourth-fastest to 26 Test tons in cricket.

He achieved the mark in his 138th Test innings.

Don Bradman (69), Steve Smith (121) and Sachin Tendulkar (136) are above Kohli in this list.

Kohli became the fourth player to score a ton in the 50th match as captain in Tests.

He joined Stephen Fleming, Alastair Cook and Steve Waugh.

Kohli and Rahane amass sixth 150-plus partnership in Tests

Kohli and Rahane

Kohli and half-centurion Ajinkya Rahane shared an unbeaten 150-plus stand for the fourth wicket.

This was their sixth 150-plus partnership in Tests.

This was also their ninth century-plus stand for the fourth wicket.

The two equaled former Pakistan heroes Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf .

Rahane slammed his 20th career Test fifty.

Kohli surpasses Dilip Vengsarkar in terms of career Test runs

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Kohli has gone past former Indian cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar (6,868) in terms of career Test runs. The run-machine is now at the 53rd position in the all-time list of leading run-getters in Test cricket.

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