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

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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

Player Match Innings Runs Average 100s 50s 200s
Don Bradman 52 80 6996 99.94 29 13 12
Kumar Sangakkara 134 233 12400 57.4 38 52 11
Brian Lara 131 232 11953 52.88 34 48 9
Wally Hammond 85 140 7249 58.45 22 24 7
Mahela Jayawardene 149 252 11814 49.84 34 50 7
Marvan Atapattu 90 156 5502 39.02 16 17 6
Virender Sehwag 104 180 8586 49.34 23 32 6
Javed Miandad 124 189 8832 52.57 23 43 6
Younis Khan 118 213 10099 52.05 34 33 6
Ricky Ponting 168 287 13378 51.85 41 62 6
Sachin Tendulkar 200 329 15921 53.78 51 68 6
Virat Kohli 63 105 5171 53.84 20 14 6

Batsmen With Consecutive Double Centuries

Batsman Opp Inn Year
Wally Hammond Australia 251 & 200 1928-29
Don Bradman England 254 & 334 1930
Wally Hammond New Zealand 227 & 336* 1932-33
Don Bradman England 304 & 244 1934
Don Bradman England 270 & 212 1936-37
Vinod Kambli England & Zimbabwe 224 & 227 1992-93
Graeme Smith England 277 & 259 2003
Thilan Samaraweera Pakistan 231 & 214 2009
Brendon McCullum India 224 & 204  2014
Virat Kohli Sri Lanka 213 & 206* 2017

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