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Virat equals Ponting’s biggest record, Big explosion after 10 innings

Virat equals Ponting’s biggest record, Big explosion after 10 innings

Virat Kohli, who arrived in his 50th Test as captain, has scored a century. The big thing is he managed to score a century after 10 innings. This is the 26th Test century of his career. He had last scored a century during the Perth Test in December 2018.

On the second day of the Pune Test match of the current series against South Africa, he completed his century in 173 balls. In which he scored 16 fours.

Virat Kohli has equaled former Australian batsman Ricky Ponting of most centuries as captain. Now Both have 19-19 centuries in their names as a captain. Former South African captain Graeme Smith is on top with 25 centuries record.

Most centuries as Test captain:

25 centuries: Graeme Smith

19 centuries: Ricky Ponting / Virat Kohli
15 Centuries: Alan Border / Steve Waugh / Steve Smith
Talking of scoring 26 centuries in the shortest innings in Test cricket, he is fourth after Don Bradman, Steve Smith and Sachin Tendulkar. Bradman has scored 69, Smith has 121 and Sachin 136, while Virat has scored 26 centuries in 138 innings.
26 Test centuries in lowest innings
69 innings: Don Bradman
121 innings: Steve Smith
136 innings: Sachin Tendulkar
138 innings: Virat Kohli
144 innings: Sunil Gavaskar
Indian captain Virat Kohli has become the second Indian after Mahendra Singh Dhoni to 50 Test matches captainship. 
Kohli was earlier jointly with former captain Sourav Ganguly record of 49 tests as captain. Prior to Kohli and Ganguly, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni captained India for 60 Tests from 2008 to 2014.
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