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1st Test: Virat Kohli weaves his magic with maiden double hundred

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 July 2016, 11:17 IST

Indian captain Virat Kohli scored his maiden Test double century against West Indies on the second day of 1st Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on 22 July.

It took Kohli 281 deliveries to achieve the milestone and become the first Test captain to score a double ton on foreign soil.

Kohli's previous highest score was 169 against Australia in 2014. The 27-year-old lowered himself to his knees and kissed the turf as retired batting great Viv Richards, after whom the stadium is named, joined in the applause from the stands, news18 reported.

According to the report, Kohli registered the highest score by an Indian captain when he reached the 193-run mark, going past the previous mark set by Mohammad Azharuddin, who made 192 against New Zealand at Auckland in February 1990.

Overall, Kohli is the 5th Indian captain to score a Test double ton. Here are the others:

  1. MS Dhoni - 224 vs Australia in Chennai (2013)
  2. Sachin Tendulkar - 217 vs New Zealand in Ahmedabad (1999)
  3. Sunil Gavaskar - 205 vs West Indies in Mumbai (1978)
  4. MAK Pataudi - 203 not out Vs England in Delhi (1964)

All the four captains achieved the feat in home Tests.

First published: 23 July 2016, 11:17 IST