Australia vs India 2018: Virat Kohli Equals Sachin Tendulkar’s Record of Six Centuries in Australia
Indian National Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli scored a magical century on a difficult Perth wicket on day three of the second Test against Australia. In doing so, he equaled Sachin Tendulkar record of six tons in Australian soil, the most by a non-English visiting batsman in Tests in Australia.
Meanwhile, Kohli bailed India out from utter trouble with two crucial partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. The talismanic run-scorer came in the middle when India were struggling at 8 for two losing both their openers. Since then, Virat Kohli looked majestic dominating one of the best bowling line-ups.
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He started on a high smashing Josh Hazlewood for three boundaries in an over but since then, settled down and looked in complete control of the things. He brought his half-century as he went to stumps on 82 runs Virat Kohli needed just 18 runs to scale the three-figure mark, and he took only five overs to reach the milestone.
On reaching his 25th Test century, Kohli indicated that he wants his bat do the talking for him. He also equaled the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most number of centuries by an Indian in Australia. Moreover, the Indian skipper will have two more Test matches to overtake Tendulkar’s record.
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Interestingly, Virat Kohli is the fastest Indian to score 1,000 Test runs on Australian soil in just 18 innings. Overall, among visitors, only four Englishmen have done it quicker than Kohli in Australia.
However, he departed just at the stroke of lunch leaving India 75 runs behind. He played so well for his 123 runs before playing a loose shot and edging one to the man at second slip.
India went to lunch at 252 for seven with Rishabh Pant at the crease on 14 runs.
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