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
Batsmen With Consecutive Double Centuries
|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|