Virat Kohli scored his 5th double century in Test cricket and entered the history books yet again. Now, Kohli has the most numbers of double centuries as a captain too. Though he shares the first spot with former Windies skipper Brian Lara, he went past Sir Don Bradman, Graeme Smith and Michael Clarke to do that.
Kohli also equalled Rahul Dravid’s tally of double centuries in Tests. He is just behind Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag who have 6 double centuries in Test cricket.
The 29-year-old also helped his team post the highest total at Nagpur. The previous best was 566 for 8 by New Zealand in 2010 against India.
Here is the list of most double centuries as captain –
5 Brian Lara (West Indies)
5 Virat Kohli (India)
4 Sir Don Bradman (Australia)
4 Graeme Smith (South Africa)
4 Michael Clarke (Australia)
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2017
Kohli got out for 213 runs from 267 balls at an impressive strike rate of 79.78. He got out to spinner Dilruwan Perera. The Indian skipper hit 17 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.
It was a run fest for India as four batsmen scored centuries in a single innings. They also equalled the record for most number of centuries in a single innings on Indian soil. This is also the third time four Indian batsmen have scored four centuries in a an innings of a Test match.