Virat Kohli scores 27th Test century, surpasses Ricky Ponting as captain
Kolkata : Indian skipper Virat Kohli has scored his 27th Test hundred in the Pink ball Test match against Bangladesh in the Eden Garden, Kolkata. With this he has also surpassed the total tally of Ricky Ponting's century as captain.
Kohli started from his score of 59 from Day 1 to score the Test century on the next day. Kohli put on 99 runs with Ajinkya Rahane, who made 51, to pulverise Bangladesh, who were bowled out for 106 in what is also their first pink ball Test.
With this hundred, Virat Kohli has went past the total tally of centuries scored by Ricky Ponting as the captain. The list is led by former South Africa captain Graeme Smith with 25 hundreds.
Virat Kohli also became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred in a day night Test matches.
Kohli equalled Sachin Tendulkar to become the second-fastest (141 innings) to 27 Test centuries. The 31-year-old also became the fastest (439 innings) to 70 international hundreds. He is followed by Tendulkar who reached 70 tons in 505 innings followed by Ponting who took 649 innings.