Virat Kohli has been the stalwart of Indian batting for quite some time now and the India cricket team skipper continued his golden run with a brilliant double century against Bangladesh in the one-off Test match in Hyderabad on Friday. (HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD)
The 28-year old looked completely at ease against the Bangladesh bowlers on Day 2 and his 204 off 246 balls was yet another masterpiece from the talented cricketer. It was his fourth Test double century and thanks to the brilliant innings, he became only the second India batsman to score a double-century against Bangladesh after Sachin Tendulkar’s 248 not out at Dhaka in 2004.
Virat Kohli also became the first player to score double hundred in four successive series (200 against West Indies in Antigua, then he followed it up with 211 against New Zealand in Indore, 235 against England in Mumbai before 204 against Bangladesh), suprassing legends like Don Bradman and Rahul Dravid who had done it in three consecutive series.
Here’s a look at the other records that Virat Kohli achieved on a monumentous team in Hyderabad -
Virat Kohli’s 204 is the second highest score against Bangladesh as skipper in Testa after South African Graeme Smith’s 232 at Chittagong in 2007-08. New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming who made 202 at Chittagong in 2004-05 is the third skipper to score double hundred against Bangladesh.
It was fifth consective hundred which Virat Kohli has converted into scores of 150-plus. He had gone past 150 only once in his first 11 centuries.
Virat Kohli also set a new record of most runs in a home season by making 1168 at 89.84 with four hundreds and two fifties in 15 innings of nine Test match till the end of his 204-run knock. Virender Sehwag, who made 1105 at 69.06 in 17 innings of nine Tests with four hundreds and three fifties in 2004-05 season, held the previous record..
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane equalled Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar’s Indian record of most 200 plus stands for the fourth wicket in Tests by adding 222 runs. It was their third 200 plus stand for this wicket.