In Stats: Records Broken by Virat Kohli on Day Three of 4th Test
The Quint takes a look at the records broken on day three of the fourth Test between India and England.
Virat Kohli’s unbeaten innings of 147 off 241 balls has put India in a great position at the end of three of the fourth Test against England at Mumbai on Saturday.
The 28-year-old batsman strung valuable partnerships with Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav to help India gain a lead of 51 runs at the close of play.
India will be looking to get a lead of at least 100 runs before England come out to bat in the second innings.
During the day’s play, Kohli became the first player to record a career average of 50-plus in all three formats of the game.
The Quint takes a look at a few other records that were broken on day three.
- Virat Kohli became the third Indian skipper to amass 1000 runs or more in a calendar year – 1112 runs (ave.79.42) in 11 Tests. He has joined Rahul Dravid - 1095 runs (average 60.83) in 12 Tests in 2006 and Sachin Tendulkar - 1000 runs (average 62.50) in 12 Tests in 1997.
- Kohli became the fourth batsman to complete 1,000 runs or more this year, joining Jonny Bairstow (1,369), Joe Root (1,306) and Alastair Cook (1,193).
- Kohli became the 14th Indian batsman to amass 4,000 runs or more in Tests – his tally being 4,106 runs (average 50.07) in 52 Tests, including 15 hundreds and 14 fifties.
- Kohli's tally of eight Test hundreds as an Indian captain is bettered only by two – Sunil Gavaskar (11) and Mohammad Azharuddin (9).
- The Delhi lad has scored 552 runs in the present series at an average of 138.00 in seven innings – his second instance of 500 runs or more in a Test series – the first instance being 692 (average 86.50) in four Tests vs Australia in 2014-15.
- Kohli is the fifth Indian batsman to amass 500 runs or more in a Test series more than once, joining Sunil Gavaskar (six times), Mohinder Amarnath (twice), Rahul Dravid (twice) and Gundappa Viswanath (twice).
- Virat's distinction of reaching 15 hundreds in 89 innings is the second quickest by an Indian batsman next only to the 77 taken by Sunil Gavaskar.
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