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Virat Kohli enters 4000-club, then slams 15th Test century at Wankhede Stadium

Virat Kohli, who scored his 15th Test century on day 3 of the India vs England Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, continued to shatter records in 2016

cricket Updated: Dec 10, 2016 16:57 IST
Sidhharth Vishwanathan
Sidhharth Vishwanathan
Hindustan Times
England vs India,Mumbai Test,Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli notched up his 15th Test century and went past 2000 runs as skipper.(Photo by: Deepak Malik/ BCCI/ SPORTZPICS)

Virat Kohli can do nothing wrong at the moment. He continues to break records and push the boundaries of brilliance. In the ongoing Test against England at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Kohli dominated the bowlers once again to enter a prestigious club in Test cricket and celebrated that wit his 15th Test century. On the other hand, Murali Vijay continued to feast on the English bowling as he notched up yet another century against them. (LIVE SCORECARD)

On the third day of the Test match in Wankhede, Murali Vijay scored his eighth Test century, third against England and second in the series while Virat Kohli achieved the double of going past 4000 runs in his Test career, and scoring 1000 runs in a calendar year. (DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS)

The 100-plus (116) run partnership between Kohli and Vijay has put India in a commanding position. During the course of their knock, both batsmen created some records*. Here is a list of the statistics accumulated by both batsmen:

50- Virat Kohli’s average in Tests after his century against England in Mumbai. He is the only batsmen to average over 50 in all three formats. He averages 52 in ODIs while in Twenty20 Internationals, he averages a staggering 57.

4 Number of batsmen who have gone past 1000 runs in Tests in 2016. Virat Kohli is fourth on the list but he has got to the landmark in just 11 Tests, the quickest among all batsmen. Jonny Bairstow of England is the leading run-getter with 1369 runs, followed by Joe Root and Alastair Cook.

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1 It’s the first time that Virat Kohli has notched up 1000 runs in a calendar year in Tests. His previous best was 847 runs in 2014 . That year, he smashed four centuries, with his best being 169 against Australia in Melbourne.

4 Number of centuries for Virat Kohli in 2016. Kohli’s century scores have been 200, 211, 167* and 147*.

2000 - Number of runs for Virat Kohli as skipper in Tests. In 21 Tests and 34 innings, he has smashed 2008 runs, with eight centuries and four fifties at an average of 64.77. Only England skipper Alastair Cook has scored more runs, with 2557 at an average of 49.17

3 Number of centuries for Murali Vijay against England. He scored 146 in Trent Bridge in 2014 and has scored two in the current series. Vijay’s tally of centuries against one country is better only against Australia, against whom he has smashed four centuries.

6 Virat Kohli is the sixth fastest Indian to get to 4000 runs. He achieved it in 89 innings. The quickest Indian to get to 4000 is Virender Sehwag, who got it in just 79 innings. Sir Don Bradman of Australia leads the overall tally as he took just 48 innings to score 4000.

14 Virat Kohli is the 14th Indian batsmen to go past 4000 runs. Sachin Tendulkar leads the pile with 15921 runs.

500 - Virat Kohli is the sixth Indian batsmen to go past 500 runs in a Test series against England. Rahul Dravid leads the charts with 602 runs during the 2002 series in England which India drew 1-1.

2 - Second Indian batsman to score over 500 runs as captain in a single series. Sunil Gavaskar achieved it twice, once against West Indies in 1978 when he scored 732 runs and once against England in 1979 in which he scored 500 runs.

* All stats updated after the end of the third day’s play between India and England in Mumbai.

First Published: Dec 10, 2016 13:29 IST