Virat Kohli scores 27th Test century: Here are records scriptedLast updated on Nov 23, 2019, 03:10 pm
Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli scored his 27th century in Test cricket, on Day 2 of the second Test (Day-Night) against Bangladesh at the iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.
He also became the first Indian to score a century in Day-Night Test, as he scored it off 159 deliveries, including 12 fours.
Here are the records which he scripted.
Kohli scores his 70th international ton
With this ton, Kohli now has scored 70 centuries, across formats, in 438 innings. He has the third most number of international tons.
He is a century behind Ricky Ponting, who is on the second spot, having scored 71 in 668 innings.
The list is led by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 100 centuries in 782 innings.
Kohli scripts further records with this century
With this century, Kohli has now scored the most international centuries as a captain, as he now shares the record with Ponting, with both scoring 41 centuries.
Furthermore, he has also taken the second fewest innings (141) to score 27 Test centuries.
He shares the record with Tendulkar, while the record for the same lies with Don Bradman, who did it in 70 innings.
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Kohli scripts a unique record with this ton
In another unique record, Kohli has now become the fourth batsman to score a Test ton in all five major Test venues in India (Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Delhi). The other Indians to have done so are Gundappa Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar, and Sachin Tendulkar.
Kohli joins an elite list
First Indians to hit a ton in:— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) November 23, 2019
Day/Night ODI: Sanjay Manjrekar v SA at New Delhi (1991)
Day/Night T20I: Rohit Sharma v SA at Dharamsala (2015)
Day/Night Test: VIRAT KOHLI v Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (2019)#INDvBAN #PinkBallTest
How has the match panned out so far?
Winning the toss, Bangladesh elected to bat first and were bundled out for 106, courtesy Ishant Sharma's 5/22.
India were off to a fine start to their innings.
Kohli's ton and half-centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have given them a lead of more than 150 runs.
- Virat Kohli