Virat Kohli becomes second fastest to 24 Test centuries after Don Bradman

Virat Kohli also surpassed Australia's Steve Smith to go second in the list of centurions among active players, behind South Africa's Hashim Amla on 28.

FirstCricket Staff, Oct 05, 2018 12:08:28 IST

India captain Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman early on day two against the West Indies on Friday.

Virat Kohli reached his 24th century in his 123rd innings. AFP

Virat Kohli reached his 24th century in his 123rd innings. AFP

Kohli, who was on 72 overnight, hit a four off Devendra Bishoo to bring up his 100 in the first Test in Rajkot.

The Indian skipper also surpassed Australia's Steve Smith to go second in the list of centurions among active players, behind South Africa's Hashim Amla on 28.

Smith, who is serving a one-year ball tampering ban, has 23 tons in 64 Tests.

Kohli reached his 24th century in his 123rd innings, while Australia's Bradman took just 66 knocks to achieve the same feat.

It was the second century of the Indian innings after 18-year-old opener Prithvi Shaw made 134 on day one to become India's youngest batsman to score a ton on debut.

Kohli also crossed 1000-run mark in Test cricket in 2018 as he reached 124. This is the third consecutive year that Kohli has amassed over 1,000 runs in Tests.

He's the first Indian batsman to score 1,000+ runs in three consecutive calendar years and also the only captain to do so.

Updated Date: Oct 05, 2018 12:25:28 IST


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Team p w l nr pts
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Australia 6 5 1 0 10
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 6 4 2 0 8
Bangladesh 7 3 3 1 7
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
Pakistan 6 2 3 1 5
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
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4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254