Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday slammed yet another Test double hundred on day two of the one and only Test against a hapless, toothless Bangladesh attack.
In the process of guiding India to a mammoth total in the first innings, Kohli shattered a few records to continue his never-ending run towards greatness.
Below are the highlights:
- Kohli, with his 200+ score against Bangladesh on day two, became the first batsman in the history of the game to score four Test double hundreds in four consecutive Test series. Cricket legend Donald Bradman and India’s backbone for years, Rahul Dravid, had done it in three consecutive series.
- The unstoppable Kohli also overtook former teammate, the explosive Virender Sehwag, to own the record for the most Test runs in a home season. Kohli now has 1168 runs from 15 Tests at a staggering average of 89.84. Sehwag had scored 1105 from 17 Tests at a tad over 69.
- Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane put up 222 runs for the fourth wicket, notching up their third 200+ partnership – the joint-most for any Indian pair. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly also shared three such stands for the 4th wkt.
- This is the fifth consecutive 100 which Kohli has converted into scores of 150-plus, including this against Bangladesh. He had gone past 150 only once in his first 11 hundreds.
- Virat Kohli had not scored a double-hundred in Tests until July 2016. As of Feb 2017, he has four of them.
- Kohli’s earlier double tons came in the series against the West Indies, New Zealand and England.
- His maiden double hundred (200) came at North Sound against the West Indies in July last year which was followed by 211 against New Zealand at Indore in October. His third, and career-best 235 came against England in Mumbai in December 2016.