Virat Kohli becomes 11th Indian batsman to score 5000 Test runs, also breaks Hashim Amla, David Warner's record

In the third and the last Test of the series, Kohli has entered the club of Indian batsman to score 5000 and runs for India in tests. Kohli reached this feat after batting in 105 innings.

Virat Kohli has become the 25th Indian batsman to score 5,000 runs in Test cricket. After the magnificent double hundred he scored in Nagpur against Sri Lanka, he was 25 runs away to reach this feat. In the third and the last Test of the series, Kohli has entered the club of Indian batsman to score 5000 and runs for India in tests. Kohli reached this feat after batting in 105 innings.

Here’s the list of Indian batsmen who have reached this feat in Test cricket:

Player Matches Runs Best
Sachin Tendulkar 200 15,921 248*
Rahul Dravid 163 13,288 270
Sunil Gavaskar 125 10,122 236*
VVS Laxman 134 8,781 281
Virender Sehwag 103 8,586 319
Sourav Ganguly 113 7,212 239
Dilip Vengsarkar 116 6,868 166
M Azharuddin 99 6,215 199
G Viswanath 91 6,080 222
Kapil Dev 131 5,248 163
Virat Kohli 63 5,000* 235

 

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Also, he has become the quickest batsman to get 5000 runs breaking the records of Hashim Amla, David Warner and Alastair Cook.

Players Country Matches Innings played to score 5000
Virat Kohli India 63 105
David Warner Australia 59 109
Hashim Amla South Africa 63 109
Kane Williamson New Zealand 61 110
Alastair Cook England 65 115

 

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Earlier this day, India won the toss and elected to bat first and had a good start. The batting duo of Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay added a total of 42 runs for the first wicket before Dhawan was removed by Dilruwan Perera. Dhawan ended up scoring 23 runs off 35 balls. The next man in was Cheteshwar Pujara who had hit a century in Nagpur. However, he couldn’t repeat the performance in Delhi and lost his wicket to Lahiru Gamage on 23.

Murali Vijay kept on scoring runs and got the 16th Test fifty of his career. He was joined by the Indian skipper before the lunch.

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