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Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain

Virat Kohli surpassed Brian Lara to set the record for most double centuries scored by a Test captain.

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Virat Kohli Sets Record for Most Double Centuries as Test Captain
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Captain Virat Kohli surpassed Brian Lara to set the record for most double centuries scored by a Test captain on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi on Sunday, 3 December.

This is the second double century on the trot for the Indian skipper.

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Kohli, playing in his 63rd Test, took 238 deliveries to complete his second consecutive double hundred as he continued to plunder the Sri Lankans in the morning session of the match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.

India's current 'Milestone Man', who had emulated Rahul Dravid with his previous double century in Nagpur, equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for most double hundreds for India in Tests.

Kohli is also only the second Indian after Vinod Kambli to score back-to-back double hundreds. 

In 1993, the former left-handed batsman had scored 224 against England in Mumbai and 227 against Zimbabwe in Delhi.

Overall, Kohli is in the sixth place in the list of most double hundreds in a career, which is topped by Australian legend Don Bradman (12), followed by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (11), Lara (9), England's Wally Hammond (7) and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene (7).

On Day 1 of the Delhi Test, Kohli became the first captain to hit three successive hundreds in a three-Test series. The India captain also completed his individual 5,000 runs in the longest version of the game, becoming the 11th Indian batsman to achieve the feat

Kohli took 105 innings to cross the 5000-mark, becoming the fourth fastest to achieve the feat in terms of innings behind Sunil Gavaskar (95), Virender Sehwag (99) and Sachin Tendulkar (103).

(With inputs from PTI.)

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