Virat Kohli Becomes First Captain to Score Six Double Hundreds, Surpasses Brian Lara

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli on Sunday (December 03) became the first captain to enroll six dual centuries in Test cricket. With it, he extends beyond the record of five heaps as a captain of Brian Lara. Resuming in an overnight score of 156, the landmark was attained by the captain on the afternoon of day two. Kohli, who scored 213 also became the second batsman to score following Vinod Kambli.

Kohli, who now has six double hundreds, has drawn level with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag as the Indian batsmen with most double centuries. Meanwhile, the right-hander sits joint fifth in the world on most double hundreds list along with Marvan Atapattu, Javed Miandad, Younis Khan, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar. The list is topped by Don Bradman (12), followed by Kumar Sangakkara (11), Brian Lara (9), Wally Hammond and Mahela Jayawardene (7).

On day one, Kohli went past 5,000 Test runs and became the fourth fastest Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar (95 innings), Virender Sehwag (98) & Sachin Tendulkar (103) to reach the milestone.

Most Double Centuries in Test Cricket

PlayerMatchInningsRunsAverage100s50s200s
Don Bradman5280699699.94291312
Kumar Sangakkara1342331240057.4385211
Brian Lara1312321195352.8834489
Wally Hammond85140724958.4522247
Mahela Jayawardene1492521181449.8434507
Marvan Atapattu90156550239.0216176
Virender Sehwag104180858649.3423326
Javed Miandad124189883252.5723436
Younis Khan1182131009952.0534336
Ricky Ponting1682871337851.8541626
Sachin Tendulkar2003291592153.7851686
Virat Kohli63105517153.8420146

Batsmen With Consecutive Double Centuries

BatsmanOppInnYear
Wally HammondAustralia251 & 2001928-29
Don BradmanEngland254 & 3341930
Wally HammondNew Zealand227 & 336*1932-33
Don BradmanEngland304 & 2441934
Don BradmanEngland270 & 2121936-37
Vinod KambliEngland & Zimbabwe224 & 2271992-93
Graeme SmithEngland277 & 2592003
Thilan SamaraweeraPakistan231 & 2142009
Brendon McCullumIndia224 & 204 2014
Virat KohliSri Lanka213 & 206*2017