Stats and numbers that Virat Kohli recorded during his 23rd century in Test cricket
All the stats and numbers from Virat Kohli’s 23rd century in Test cricket.
Published - Aug 20, 2018 11:31 pm | Updated - Aug 21, 2018 11:04 am
Virat Kohli continued to improve his numbers in the Test cricket on English soil as the Indian skipper scored a brilliant 103 in the 2nd innings of the ongoing Nottingham Test. Kohli shared crucial partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to help India set a huge target of 521 in front of the hosts. He got out soon after reaching three-figures something unusual by his standards.
All the stats and numbers from Virat Kohli’s 23rd century in Test cricket:
2 – Virat Kohli has scored centuries in both the Test matches where he got out in the 90s in this format. He made 119 in the first innings of the Johannesburg Test in 2013 against South Africa before being dismissed for 96 in the 2nd innings.
He is only the 3rd player to score a century and a ninety in a Test match on two different occasions. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Alastair Cook are the other two players to have got a century and a ninety in a Test match on multiple occasions.
9 – Number of times he has scored 50+ runs in both the innings of a Test match. Among Indian players, only Rahul Dravid (10) has done this more often.
Kohli has twin fifty-plus scores in a Test on five instances as captain; the most times by an Indian captain surpassing MS Dhoni (4).
12 – He has aggregated more than 200 runs in 12 different Test matches in his career. He already surpassed Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (10) who had the previous most number of Tests with 200+ runs among Indians.
16 – Kohli has scored 16 centuries in Test cricket as a captain which is the 3rd most by any player. Only Graeme Smith (25) and Ricky Ponting (19) have more Test tons as captain.
The Indian skipper went past Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Steve Smith who all scored 15 Test hundreds while leading Australia.
118 – Virat scored his 23rd Test century in his 118th innings. Only Sir Donald Bradman (58), Sunil Gavaskar (109) and Steve Smith (110) took fewer innings for their 23rd Test hundred.
440 – His 440 runs in this series are the most by an Indian captain in a Test series in England. He went past Mohammad Azharuddin’s 426 runs that he scored in the 1990 series.
1426 – Kohli’s 1426 Test runs as a captain outside Asia are the most by any Indian captain. He went past MS Dhoni’s tally of 1374 runs outside the Asian continent as Indian skipper in this format.
Kohli went past Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 1694 runs in the first innings; the most by an Indian captain outside home. He also holds the record for most runs in Test cricket as an Indian captain.