Stats: Captains with centuries in all the 4 innings in Test cricket
Prior to Kohli, 9 Indians have scored centuries in all the four innings in Test cricket but none of them managed to do it while leading the side.
Published - Jul 29, 2017 6:40 pm | Updated - Jul 29, 2017 6:40 pm
Virat Kohli brought up his 17th century in Test cricket just before he declared the innings to set a 550-run target in front of Sri Lanka in the first Test match of the 3-match series at the Galle. This was Kohli’s maiden hundred in the 3rd innings of a Test match as he possessed a sub standard record batting in this part of the match.
Kohli had managed to score only 4 fifties in the 25 innings before this Test in the 3rd innings and scored 678 runs at just 27 runs per innings while averaging over 45 in the remaining three innings in Tests. With this century, Virat became the first Indian captain to score centuries in all the 4 innings in Test cricket. He is overall the 15th captain to achieve this feat.
Prior to Kohli, 9 Indians have scored centuries in all the four innings in Test cricket but none of them managed to do it while leading the side. The last among Indian players to score centuries in all 4 Test innings was VVS Laxman.
The most recent entry to the overall list of captains with centuries in all the 4 innings in Tests was Alastair Cook, the England captain, who recently stepped down from his role. From Asia, only Kohli and Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene are a part of this 15-men list.
Captains to score centuries in all the 4 innings in Test cricket:
|Captains||Team||1st innings centuries||2nd innings centuries||3rd innings centuries||4th innings centuries|
|Sir Donald Bradman||Australia||5||3||4||2|
|Alan Melville||South Africa||1||1||1||1|
|Sir Garry Sobers||West Indies||5||1||4||1|
|Sir Viv Richards||West Indies||1||2||2||1|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||2||7||3||2|
|Graeme Smith||South Africa||8||9||4||4|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||6||5||2||1|
Indian players with centuries in all the 4 innings in Tests:
|Player||1st innings centuries||2nd innings centuries||3rd innings centuries||4th innings centuries|
(Stats as on July 29, 2017)