Team India skipper Virat Kohli has gone past the record of Mohammad Azharuddin as the highest scorer for India in a Test series as a captain in England.
Meanwhile, Kohli brought his second hundred of the series, his 23rd overall. Furthermore, this is his 5th century against England out of which two have come in England itself.
Virat Kohli (103) shared a 113-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara which saw him overtaking Azharuddin. The former India skipper scored 426 runs during India’s tour of England in 1990. Kohli now has 440 runs to his name with two Tests still to play.
Sourav Ganguly (351) and MS Dhoni (349) occupies the third and the fourth spot during their tour in 2002 and 2014 respectively. Virat Kohli has been an amazing spectacle to watch in this series overshadowing the poor series he had last time India visited England.
The Delhi-born cricketer will hope to continue this red-hot form in the upcoming games as well.
INDIA ON A COMMANDING POSITION
Team India skipper Virat Kohli led from the front to guide his team post a massive total against England on day three of the third Test at Trent Bridge.
The visitors banked on Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara to rack up a massive total. The pair added 113 runs to extend their lead over England. While Kohli was the aggressor, Pujara played the waiting game. He left balls outside the off stump to frustrate the English bowlers.
Although Pujara departed adding 72 runs, there was no stopping Virat Kohli. Kohli then partnered Ajinkya Rahane to bring the second century grandly. This is his fifth hundred against England and 23rd overall. Hardik Pandyafollowed his magical spell with a half-century to guide India to a target of 521 before declaring.
Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings showed enough grit to keep the wickets intact at the end of the day’s play. The hosts now need 498 runs to win with two days still to play.