Full list of records set by Virat Kohli on Day 2 of the Pune Test

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NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli on Friday slammed an unbeaten double hundred to help India post a mammoth 601/5 declared in their first innings on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. In the process, the Indian skipper piled up a slew of records in Pune.

Scorecard: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test

1. Kohli became the only Indian to smash 40 hundreds in international cricket as captain and is now just one behind Ponting’s record tally of 41 tons.

Tests ODIs Total tons as captain
Ricky Ponting 19 22 41
Virat Kohli 19 21 40

2. With a record seventh double hundred, Kohli became the Indian batsman with the most number of double tons in Tests surpassing Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

Test matches 200s
Virat Kohli 81 7
Virender Sehwag 104 6
Sachin Tendulkar 200 6
Rahul Dravid 164 5
Sunil Gavaskar 125 4

3. Kohli also went past Bradman to become the player with the most 150 plus scores as Test captain. Bradman had achieved the feat eight times, Kohli has now done it nine times.

Number of 150 plus scores as Test captain
Virat Kohli 9
Don Bradman 8
Michael Clarke 7
Mahela Jayawardene 7
Brian Lara 7
Graeme Smith 7

4. Kohli equalled Ricky Ponting‘s record of scoring 19 Test hundreds as captain. The duo are joint second on the list behind former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith (25)

No. of Tests as captain No. of Test tons as captain
Graeme Smith 109 25
Virat Kohli 50 19
Ricky Ponting 77 19

5. Kohli slammed a career best 254 not out, his previous best was 243 against Sri Lanka, to break his own record of the highest individual score in Tests by Indian captains.

Highest score by Indian captain Venue
Virat Kohli 254* vs South Africa Pune, 2019/20
Virat Kohli 243 vs Sri Lanka Delhi, 2017/18
Virat Kohli 235 vs England Mumbai, 2016/17
MS Dhoni 224 vs Australia Chennai, 2012/13
Sachin Tendulkar 217 vs New Zealand Ahmedabad, 1999/00

6. With 26 Test tons, Kohli also surpassed Pakistan’s Inzaman-ul-Haq (25) to tie with West Indies’ Gary Sobers and Australia’s Steve Smith on the list of most centuries in Test cricket.

Rank in the list of most Test tons Batsman Number of centuries
1 Sachin Tendulkar 51
13 Virat Kohli 26
13 Steve Smith 26
13 Gary Sobers 26
14 Inzamam-ul-Haq 25

7. Kohli also surpassed Dilip Vengsarkar’s tally of 6,868 runs to climb to the seventh position on the list of players with the most runs for India in the longest format of the game.

Matches Runs
Sachin Tendulkar 200 15921
Rahul Dravid 164 13288
Sunil Gavaskar 125 10122
VVS Laxman 134 8781
Virender Sehwag 104 8586
Sourav Ganguly 113 7212
Virat Kohli 81 7054

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