Indian captain Virat Kohli is killing it in 2016. After a superb performance against New Zealand and a match-saving 50 against England in the first Test, Kohli has scored a hundred against England in the second Test match at Vizag. This century is special as he is playing in the 50th Test of his career. With this century, Virat Kohli has improved his record against England. Virat Kohli, who has a career average of 46 runs, has a dismal average of 29 against England.
Kohli rescued India once again
Virat Kohli came to the crease when India were tottering at 22 for 2 wickets. KL Rahul, who has made a comeback after a hamstring injury, got out at a duck. Murali Vijay scored 4 fours before he was also dismissed at a personal score of 20 runs. Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the Indian ship. They played with caution but kept up a decent run-rate. At lunch, they were 92 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Consolidated India’s position
Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara consolidated their position and scored a 50 each. At tea, India were comfortable at 210 at tea while both Pujara and Kohli were closing in on their centuries. Pujara also scored his 10th century. This was Virat Kohli’s 14th century.
India had drawn the first Test match against England in Rajkot. India were on a verge of loss on the fifth day of the match. However, captain Kohli stopped the England spinners. He spent time on the crease and braved the dire situation. He was not out for 49. If it was not for him, India would have lost the first Test match.