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Virat Kohli slams maiden double ton: A look at key stats

India Today logo India Today 23-07-2016
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Virat Kohli continued with his sublime form today as he slammed his maiden double century in Tests as India took control of the Antigua match against West Indies. He is now also the first Indian captain to score a double hundred overseas. Kohli's previous score before this match was 169 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Kohli, who is going through a purple patch, led India's charge against the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua with two century stands.

The run-machine broke a plethora of records as he went past former captain Mohammad Azharuddin's previous best of 192 vs New Zealand in Auckland in 1990.

Kohli, who is on his first tour to the Caribbean Islands as captain, began the series on a high by slamming an unbeaten ton on the opening day of the Test yesterday. The 27-year-old followed it up with double ton today which came in 281 balls.

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Kohli, who made his Test debut in West Indies in 2011 but failed to create a mark, averaging just 15.20 in five innings, rewrote the history books this time.

Here's a look at Kohli's astonishing numbers in Tests.

- Kohli has become the first Indian and the eighth visiting captain to register a hundred in the Caribbean in Tests. Australia's Ricky Ponting was the last captain to accomplish the feat - 158 at Kingston in 2007-08.

- Kohli's magnificent unbeaten -- is his highest score in Tests. This is also his highest score in first class cricket. His previous best was 197 against SNGPL in 2008-09.

- Kohli became the 19th Indian batsman to amass 3,000 runs or more in Tests and also completed his 1,000 runs as Test captain in 18 innings - his aggregate being 1039 (ave.61.11), including five hundreds and two fifties.

- Kohli's distinction of reaching 1,000 runs in 18 innings is the joint-second quickest by an Indian captain along with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Sunil Gavaskar took 14 innings for his 1,000.

- With five centuries overseas as captain, Kohli has equalled Mohammad Azharuddin's tally, sharing an Indian record for most centuries (five) away from home.


- In seven Tests away from home as skipper, Kohli is averaging 76.27 while aggregating 839 runs in 12 innings, including a double hundred, five hundreds and a fifty. His superb average as captain away from home is the second highest next only to Don Bradman's 85.63 in nine Tests(942 runs in 15 innings, including five hundreds and two fifties).

- Kohli became the third Indian captain to register a century in Tests in the Caribbean, joining Rahul Dravid (146 at Gros Islet in June 2006) and Kapil Dev (100 not out at Port of Spain in March 1983). Kapil Dev had missed another century as captain - 98 off 97 balls at St.John's in 1983.

- Kohli became the first Indian skipper to register a fifty or more in his maiden innings in the Caribbean, outstripping Rahul Dravid's 49 at St.John's in 2006.

- Kohli's unbeaten knock is the highest by a captain in Tests at North Sound, eclipsing West Indian, Ramnaresh Sarwan's 128 vs Australia in 2008. Sarwan and Kohli are the only two captains to register hundreds at this venue.

- He now has 12000 runs in international cricket. Overall he is the 51st batsman and the 8th Indian to reach this landmark.

- He now has scored hundreds in India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies. He is yet to score a century in England, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

- These are Kohli's scores in all formats for India in 2016 - 91, 59, 117, 106, 8, 90*, 59*, 50, 7, 49, 56*, 41*, 23, 55*, 24, 82*, 89*, 200 batting

- The last time an Indian captain scored 150 plus outside India was in 1997 by Sachin Tendulkar in Cape Town.

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