India vs England 3rd Test Day 3 Trent Bridge: India captain Virat Kohli registered his 23rd Test ton and in the process went past former Indian skippers MS Dhoni and MAK Pataudi in scoring fifty-plus runs in each innings of a Test match among Indian captains. Also Read - IPL 2020, Match 6, KXIP vs RCB Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report And Dubai Weather Forecast
The current India skipper has done it five times, whereas Dhoni, Pataudi has done it four, three times respectively. Also Read - IPL 2020, KKR vs MI: Rohit Sharma Becomes Fourth Cricketer to Hit 200 Sixes in Tournament's History
Virat Kohli also became the second Asian captain to score 400-plus runs in a Test series in England after Mohammad Azharuddin (426 runs in 1990).
After falling three runs short of his 23rd Test century during the 1st innings at Trent Bridge, Kohli made sure he got to the three-figure mark, the second time around.
Kohli also joined Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to score most 400-plus runs in a Test series among Indian captains.
Earlier, Kohli also scored 149 in the 1st Test at Edgbaston, where India, unfortunately, lost by 31 runs.
The Indian captain till the Trent Bridge Test looked like the only visiting batter who was comfortable in the seaming conditions of England. Trailing 0-2, India has made a strong comeback at Nottingham, bowling out the hosts for 161 runs and the take a 168-run lead to put India in the box seat. It was Hardik Pandya’s career-best figures that destroyed the English batting.
The best thing about Kohli is how easily he straddles formats, which separates him from the rest.