India skipper Virat Kohli recorded his 24th career Test century during the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. The world No. 1 Test batsman took 184 balls to notch up the triple figures.
With this ton, Kohli also became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test hundreds after the great Don Bradman. While the Indian captain took 123 innings to reach the milestone, Bradman had achieved the same in 66 innings.
Kohli, who was on 72 overnight, hit a four off Devendra Bishoo to bring up his 100. He was eventually dismissed by Windies pacer Sherman Lewis for 139. His innings was laced with 10 boundaries.
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Another day, another 100. Watch how the India captain carefully builds his innings and becomes the second fastest player in the world to get to 24 Test tons.
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With 24 centuries under his belt, Kohli has now equalled West Indies’ Viv Richards, Pakistan’s Mohammad Yusuf and Australia’s Greg Chappell on the most Test centuries tally.
This was Virat’s 4th century in 2018. Kohli was the leading run scorer from either side during the five-Test series in England with 593 runs to his name.