Stats: Virat Kohli’s 17th Test century in numbers
He now has the joint-most by any Indian captain.
Published - Jul 29, 2017 4:09 pm | Updated - Jul 29, 2017 4:09 pm
Virat Kohli added yet another century to his kitty, his 17th Test century and 45th in International cricket in the 2nd innings of the Galle Test against Sri Lanka. Kohli, who was unbeaten on 76 at the end of 3rd day, brought up his hundred and declared the team’s innings after their lead moved to 549 after 6.3 overs of play on the 4th day.
Here we look all the stats and records created during Kohli’s century.
10 – Number of Test centuries as captain for Virat Kohli; the 2nd most by any Indian. Only Sunil Gavaskar (11) has scored 10 or more centuries in Test cricket as Indian captain. Overall, he is the 18th player to score 10 or more centuries in Tests as a captain.
44 – Innings Virat Kohli took to score his 10th Test century as captain; the 5th fewest by any of the 18 players with 10 and more centuries as a Test captain.
Fewest innings for 10 centuries in Tests as captain:
|Player||Country||Innings for 10th Test century|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||36|
16 – Number of centuries as captain in International cricket for Virat Kohli; the joint-most by any Indian captain. Sourav Ganguly also scored 16 centuries in Internationals but played in 217 innings; 142 more than Kohli.
Most centuries in Internationals by Indian captains:
54.84 – Virat Kohli’s 50/100 conversion rate of 52.53 is the 3rd highest for any player in Test cricket among the players who have scored more than 10 hundreds. Kohli has crossed 50 on 31 occasions in Tests out of which he converted them to triple digits on 17 occasions.
Highest 50/100 conversion rate in Tests: (Min: 10 centuries)
|GA Headley||West Indies||22||40||2190||270*||60.83||10||5||66.67|
|CL Walcott||West Indies||44||74||3798||220||56.68||15||14||51.72|
71.43 – Virat Kohli’s 50/100 conversion rate of 71.43 as captain in Tests is the 2nd best for any player who have scored 5 or more centuries as captain in this format. Kohli has scored 4 fifties and 10 centuries in Tests as captain so far.
Highest 50/100 conversion rate as captain in Tests: (Min: 5 centuries)
|DJ McGlew||South Africa||14||27||1058||133||46||5||1||83.33|
|KC Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||15||26||1601||219||69.6||7||4||63.64|
(All stats updated as on July 29, 2017)