India vs England 3rd Test Day 5 Trent Bridge: Virat Kohli became the second most successful India captain after his team beat England by 203 runs at Nottingham to keep the five-match Test series alive 2-1 after England won the first two. Virat Kohli has gone past former skipper Sourav Ganguly, who had 21 Test wins from 49 Tests. MS Dhoni, who is the most successful India captain has 27 wins to his name from 60 Tests.
Kohli has just led India in 38 Test. With years of cricket still left in the current No 1 Test batsman in the world, he will surely become the most successful Indian captain soon.
Also, by receiving his 6th man of the match award, he pipped Mahela Jayawardena and is now just behind Imran Khan for Asian Test captains to win most Man of the Match awards.
Earlier, 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.
It was an essential knock, as trailing 0-2, India had made a strong comeback at Nottingham. They did that by bowling the hosts for 161 runs and the take a 168-run lead.
The current India skipper has done it five times, whereas Dhoni, Pataudi has done it four, three times respectively.
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Kohli also joined Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to score most 400-plus runs in a Test series among Indian captains.
Meanwhile, en route to his 23rd Test ton, the Indian skipper 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.
“A complete Test for us. There was no panic, and we were outplayed in only one game out of the last 5, and that was Lord’s. We dominated in this game because we put runs on the board and then the bowlers did well, they were waiting and ready, even Ashwin did well with his injury. The bowling was ready to take 20 wickets again, and I’m glad the batsmen stepped up. So we, as batsmen, did well to give them a cushion for the bowlers to go hard,” said captain Kohli in the post-match presentation.