Virat Kohli is breaking all records and achieved yet another milestone Today, when he scored 82 runs on Day 2 of Third Test in Melbourne. Virat Kohli surpassed Rahul Dravid’s record of scoring most number of runs in a calendar year in overseas Tests. Kohli with his 82 outscored Dravid’s 1137 runs by making 1138 runs and counting this year.
Kohli have so far scored 259 runs in this four-match Test series against Australia. Apart from Kohli and Dravid, Mohinder Amarnath scored 1065 runs in 1983 while Sunil Gavaskar had scored 918 runs in 1971 to make the top four in the list.
India and Australia are playing a four-match Test series in Australia. The series is currently leveled at 1-1 and the third match of the series is still on in Melbourne.
At stumps on Day 2, Australia are 8 for no loss trailing behind 435 runs. India declared their innings at 443-7 after losing Ravindra Jadeja off Hazlewood’s delivery. Rohit Sharma was not out at 63 runs while Rishabh Pant made 39 before he was sent off by Mitchell Starc.
Earlier in the Day, Cheteshwar Pujara made an amazing century scoring 106 runs from 319 balls and his partner Virat Kohli made 82 runs from 204 balls. Pujara was bowled out by Pat Cummins while Kohli was sent off the field by Starc when he gave a catch to the third man on boundary.
Then came Ajinkya Rahane who made 34 runs from the 76 balls he played but Nathan Lyon bowled an amazing delivery to Rahane and was given lbw by umpire.
Mayank Agarwal made an impressive 76 runs on debut against Australia in MCG on Wednesday.
Pat Cummins for Australia was the most successful in the entire lot as he took 3 wickets giving just 72 runs in the 34 overs he bowled. While the most economical off all was Mitchell Marsh, who gave 51 runs in his 26 overs at an economy of 1.53.