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Ind vs SL, 3rd Test: Virat Kohli scores double century, surpasses Brian Lara's record at Kotla

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 December 2017, 13:43 IST
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On the second day of the third test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has scripted a new record by hitting a double hundred. This is his second consecutive double hundred. He is the only batsman in the world to score six double centuries as captain. With this, in the history of Test cricket twice, in the three consecutive innings, Kohli is the first cricketer to make century.

The record breaker Kohli made a double century in the first innings of the Nagpur Test. In the two consecutive Test matches, he has become the second Indian to have two double centuries.

Before this Vinod Kambli had achieved this feat. He scored double centuries against England (224) and Zimbabwe (227) in 1992-93. Sir Donald Bradman has done this 3 times.

Virat's double century in Test cricket has now gone up to 6. Where in the previous Test, Kohli had equaled Brian Lara's double century, this time he has broken that record too.

Earlier on the first day of the third Test against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli also achieved a feat by completing 5000 runs in Test cricket of his career on Saturday and became the fastest player to score 16,000 runs in international cricket.

Virat Kohli has consumed only 499 days to complete his sixth double hundred of his career, and he has also become the batsman to do this in the shortest possible time.

First published: 3 December 2017, 13:43 IST
 
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