New Delhi: Virat Kohli notched his Test career’s 20th century and with it became the first captain to score a century in each of a three-match series. Kohli, who came to bat at fall of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket, scored comfortably to register yet another century. Kohli earlier in the series scored unbeaten 104 in Kolkata during the first Test and then bettered it with 213 in Nagpur in the second Test. Earlier in the day, the India captain completed his 5,000 Test runs as well and became the 11th Indian to reach the milestone.Also Read - IND vs NZ | 2nd Test, Day 3: India Need 5-Wickets to Clinch Series, Ajaz Patel Scalps 14

In the process, he also became the fourth fastest (105 innings) Indian batsman after Sunil Gavaskar (95), Virender Sehwag (98) & Sachin Tendulkar (103) to reach the 5,000 Test runs. 

Virat Kohli Scores 5000 Test Runs, Becomes 4th Fastest Indian Batsman To Reach The Milestone

Virat Kohli Scores 5000 Test Runs, Becomes 4th Fastest Indian Batsman To Reach The Milestone

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Kohli, 29, also became the second youngest Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (25 years and 301 days) to enter the 5,000 Test runs club. Also Read - BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly Disappointed With Team India's Performance in T20 World Cup 2021

Meanwhile, opener Murali Vijay also registered his 11th Test ton as India continue to maintain upper hand against Sri Lanka.

The home side lost wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Pujara in the first session after opting to bat first. Vijay and Kohli then joined hands and took control of the proceedings. The two made sure India do not lose any wicket after the lunch break and at tea took India to 245 for two.

After the tea break, the duo took their partnership past the 200-run mark.

After the drawn opening Test at Kolkata, India took an unassailable 1-0 lead at Nagpur by registering an innings and 239-run victory.