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Updated on: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 03:11 PM IST

India vs Bangladesh: Virat Kohli breaks another major Ricky Ponting record as Test captain

The 31-year-old once again broke former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting's record of 19 test centuries as a captain. Kohli has accumulated 20 Test centuries in his captaincy tenure, five lesser than South Africa's Graeme Smith who stands at the top with 25 hundreds as South Africa's all time successful captain.
Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting |

Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting |

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored his 27th Test century in the historic pink-ball test against Bangladesh on Day 2 of the second test at Eden Gardens on Saturday.

Kohli, whose overnight score was 59 runs from 93 balls, took 66 balls more to reach the three-figure mark. He nudged Taijul towards leg-side to pick a couple of runs moving his score from 99 to 101 to become the first batsman to score a hundred from India in Day-Night Test cricket.

The 31-year-old once again broke former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting's record of 19 test centuries as a captain. Kohli has accumulated 20 Test centuries in his captaincy tenure, five lesser than South Africa's Graeme Smith who stands at the top with 25 hundreds as South Africa's all time successful captain.

On Thursday, Kohli became the fastest captain to reach 5000 Test runs surpassing Ponting's acheivement in 97 innings. The Delhi boy just took 86 innings to reach the feat.

Virat's IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted a post for their captain's success. H is the tweet:-

Kohli has also equalled the number of centuries (41) hit by a skipper with the Australian in all formats of International Cricket. The Indian star-batsman is just one hundred shy from equalising Ponting in the list of most International centuries. Kohli has accounted 70, 27 in Tests and 43 in ODI's, Ponting has hit 71 hundreds in the International circuit.

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Published on: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 03:11 PM IST
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