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Stats: Virat Kohli’s 17th Test century in numbers

He now has the joint-most by any Indian captain.

Virat Kohli
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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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
Don Bradman Australia 26
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 36
Steve Smith Australia 37
Steve Waugh Australia 43
Virat Kohli India 44
Michael Clarke Australia 47

 

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:

Player Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100s 50s
V Kohli 61 75 4133 235 63.6 16 12
SC Ganguly 195 217 7643 144 38.4 16 43
SR Tendulkar 98 113 4508 217 42.9 13 19
M Azharuddin 221 230 8095 192 40.9 13 46
SM Gavaskar 84 105 4151 205 43.7 11 19
MS Dhoni 331 329 11199 224 47.1 11 71

 

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)

Player Team Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100s 50s Conversion rate
DG Bradman Australia 52 80 6996 334 99.94 29 13 69.05
GA Headley West Indies 22 40 2190 270* 60.83 10 5 66.67
V Kohli India 58 99 4603 235 50.03 17 14 54.84
CL Walcott West Indies 44 74 3798 220 56.68 15 14 51.72
M Azharuddin India 99 147 6215 199 45.03 22 21 51.16

 

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)

Player Team Mat Inns Runs HS Ave 100s 50s Conversion rate
DJ McGlew South Africa 14 27 1058 133 46 5 1 83.33
V Kohli India 27 44 2505 235 61.09 10 4 71.43
DG Bradman Australia 24 38 3147 270 101.5 14 7 66.67
MJ Clarke Australia 47 86 3946 329* 51.92 14 7 66.67
KC Sangakkara Sri Lanka 15 26 1601 219 69.6 7 4 63.64

 

(All stats updated as on July 29, 2017)

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