Stats: Players to score 200+ runs in a Test match on most occasions

The Birmingham Test is the 9th time Kohli has scored over 200 runs while leading the team in Test cricket.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Birmingham Test match turned out to be yet another Test for where Virat Kohli’s performance couldn’t help India register a win away from home. Kohli scored 149 and 51 respectively in the first of the 5-match Test series but the other ten batsmen accumulated for only 214 runs across both the innings as they lost the match by 31 runs. Kohli now has scored 15 centuries in Test cricket as Indian captain with five of them ending in a losing cause.

Starting from Virat Kohli’s captaincy debut in the Adelaide Test in 2014 where he scored twin tons but couldn’t take India over the winning line as he had no support from the other end in the final session. Earlier this year, he scored a superb 153 in South Africa which once again resulted in the team’s defeat as no other batsman managed to score a fifty in the Test. The Birmingham Test is the 9th time Kohli has scored over 200 runs while leading the team in Test cricket; the most times by any player.

Virat Kohli in his 67-match career surpasses legends

Overall, in his career, the 29-year-old has aggregated 200+ runs in a Test on 11 occasions, the most by any player from India. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid had done that 10 times having played over 150 Test matches while Kohli has already done that in his 67-match career. In the overall list of players who scored over 200+ in a Test on most occasions, Kohli stands on the 5th spot along with Younis Khan.

Kumar Sangakkara scored 200+ in a Test match on 17 occasions, the most by any player. Brian Lara and Sir Donald Bradman have achieved the feat on 15 and 14 times respectively. Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting scored 200+ runs in a Test match on 13 instances. South Africa’s Jacques Kallis is the other player to have scored over 200 runs in 10+ different Test matches.

Players aggregating 200 runs in a Test match on most occasions:

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(Stats as on August 4, 2018)

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