2nd Test Australia vs India Perth: India captain brought up his 25th Test century and this was one of his very best as it came on a lively pitch against a good bowling attack. With his hundred Kohli (127) became the fastest Indian to register 25 Test centuries, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar (130), Sunil Gavaskar (138). Kohli also went past Sachin Tendulkar for the highest Test average in SENA countries. Virat Kohli now only the third India batsman to score 1000 runs in away Tests in a calendar year. Now equals the Sachin Tendulkar record of scoring, the most Test centuries in Australia by an Indian. Virat Kohli also becomes the first Asian batsman to score a ton in each South Africa, England, and Australia in the same calendar year in Test cricket. Kohli also equaled Clive Llyod to register most Test tons as captain in Australia, both have four to their name. Kohli is also at No 2 when it comes to scoring most centuries as captain in international cricket, Kohli has 34, whereas Ponting is at the top of the tree with 41. Also Read - 'They Have to Pick a Fight' - India vs Australia Contests Dubbed Too Friendly as Former Stars Demand More Intensity
Kohli also became the fastest to 5000 runs in Test cricket at No 4. Also Read - Pakistan Captain Babar Azam Talks About Comparison With Virat Kohli
Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane’s good show came to an end as Nathan Lyon picked up India’s vice-captain for 51 in the first over of Day 3. It is a big wicket in the context of the game as Rahane and Kohli were looking well-set and they were piling on the agony for Australia and slowly but surely taking the game beyond their reach. The wicket has sure given them an opening. It was the fourth ball of the day and it seemed a bit too casual from the Indian vice-captain there.