Virat Kohli first Indian to score 4000 runs as Test captain

first_imgVirat Kohli added yet another feather to his already illustrious cap as he completed 4000 runs in Test cricket as captain on Sunday.Kohli achieved the feat during the fourth innings in which India are chasing 245 runs to win the fourth Test. He is the fastest to reach the landmark and the first Asian captain to do so.Kohli completed 4000 runs in his 65th innings and in his 39th Test against England. He is averaging over 66 with 16 hundreds, nine fifties with a highest score of 243 which he got last year in New Delhi.India vs England Live Score UpdatesKohli made 58 runs in 130 balls after adding 101 runs with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket but was eventually dismissed by off-spinner Moeen Ali in the 51st over.Kohli also went past 500 runs in the series during his knock. He is the first Indian captain and the sixth visiting skipper overall to achieve the feat.A sweet gesture: Pastries and strawberries for Virat Kohli after 6000 Test runsFormer West Indies captain Garry Sobers holds the record with 722 runs which he scored in 1966 followed by Graeme Smith (South Africa, 714 runs), Allan Border (Australia, 597 runs), Alan Melville (South Africa, 569 runs).Kohli is currently placed fifth on the list with 544 runs in four Tests at an average of 68 with two hundreds and three half-centuries. Australia legend Don Bradman completes the top six with 508 runs which he amassed in the 1948 Ashes series.Virat Kohli 2nd fastest Indian behind Sunil Gavaskar to reach 6000 Test runsKohli was dismissed right at the stroke of tea with India reaching 126 for four, needing another 119 runs to win. Rahane is still batting in the middle on 44 and will have to shoulder the responsibility of chasing down the required runs for India.advertisementTrent Bridge Test: Virat Kohli follows up first innings 97 with 23rd hundredEarlier, India bowled out England for 271 in their second innings, early on day 4, with Mohammed Shami finishing with 4 wickets while Ishant Sharma got two. England had conceded a 27-run first-innings lead to India after posting 246 runs batting first on day 1.In reply, India made 273 runs in their first innings in which Kohli had scored 46 runs and during that knock he also went past 6000 runs in Test cricket to become the second fastest Indian to reach the landmark behind Sunil Gavaskar.The legendary Indian opener had brought up 6000 runs in his 65th Test and 117th innings. Kohli got there from 70 Tests and 119 innings. Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli’s idol and hero, got to 6000 Test runs in 76 Tests and 120 innings.Australian legend Don Bradman remains the fastest to 6000 Test runs (45 Tests and 68 innings) followed by Garfield Sobers (65 Tests and 111 innings). Steve Smith, who has been banned for a year over his role in the ball-tampering scandal, is the third fastest, reaching the landmark in 61 Tests and 111 innings.Overall, Virat Kohli is the ninth fastest to the milestone of 6000 Test runs.last_img read more

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