By Puneet Chaudhary - March 13, 2023
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Virat Kohli scored 186 off 364 balls against Australia. This is the 28th century of his Test career, which came after 1205 days. He last scored his 27th century against Bangladesh in November 2019.
This century also broke many records. We will know some such records of Virat in this news…
Most Test centuries against Australia
Virat has equaled Sunil Gavaskar in the list of Indian players who have scored the most Test centuries against Australia. Virat got 8 centuries against Australia. Now only Sachin Tendulkar has scored more centuries than him. Sachin has scored 11 Test centuries against Australia. Cheteshwar Pujara is at number five among the current players of India with 5 centuries.
Including all three formats, Virat has a total of 16 centuries against Australia. Apart from Tests, Virat has also scored 8 ODI centuries against Australia. This is Virat’s most centuries against any one country. He has scored 15 centuries against Sri Lanka.
Most runs in WTC
The matches of the World Test Championship (WTC) are being played from 2020. Since then, Virat Kohli has reached number one in terms of scoring the most runs for India. He got 1803 runs in 52 innings. Rohit Sharma is second in this list with 1794 runs in 36 innings.
highest 150 plus score
Including all three formats, Kohli scored more than 150 scores more than 16 times. Apart from 11 times in Tests, he has scored scores of more than 150 in ODIs 5 times. He reached number two in the list of Indian players scoring the most 150 plus scores.
Kohli equals Virender Sehwag. In this list too, Sachin Tendulkar is at number one with 150 plus scores 25 times.
14th century in India
Virat Kohli scored his 14th Test century in India. Virat reached fourth in the list of players with the most centuries in India. Rahul Dravid is third with 15 centuries and Sunil Gavaskar is second with 16 centuries. Sachin is number one with 22 centuries.
Fab-4 Test Centuries
After 2012, 4 batsmen were named the most in the cricket world, apart from Virat Kohli, Steve Smith of Australia, Joe Root of England and Kane Williamson of New Zealand are included. Which are called Fab-4. Virat is at number three in the list of most centuries in the list of Fab-4. Smith is first with 30 centuries and Root is third with 29 centuries. Williamson has 26 centuries in his name.
Most centuries in active players
Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 100 international centuries, has retired. Currently, Virat Kohli is on top of most number of centuries by players playing cricket. He is followed by Joe Root of England and David Warner of Australia. Both have scored 45 international centuries. Rohit Sharma is third with 43 centuries and Steve Smith is fourth with 42 centuries.
Reached 75th century faster than Sachin
Virat Kohli scored his 75th century in all three formats. Apart from 28 in Tests, he got 46 centuries in T20 and one in ODIs. He took 552 innings to reach the milestone of 75 international centuries. He broke the record of Sachin, who scored his 75th international century in 566th innings.
Sachin has a total of 100 centuries in international cricket. Australia’s Ricky Ponting is at number three in this list with 71 centuries.
Virat’s fifth century in 6 months
Virat Kohli has done the feat of scoring a century in all three formats within 6 months with a Test century. Virat scored a T20 century on 8 September 2022 against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. After that he scored 3 in ODIs and now a century in Tests as well.
During this, he was also the highest run-scorer in the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup. The innings of 186 against Australia is also the highest individual score in this series of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After him is the name of Usman Khawaja, who scored 180 runs in this Test.
4000 test runs completed at home
With his innings of 186 runs, Kohli has scored 4144 runs in Tests in India. He became the fifth player in India to score more than 4000 Test runs. With 7216 runs, Sachin is also at number one in this list. Rahul Dravid is at number three with 5598 runs.
Kohli took 26 innings to reach his maiden 1000 runs. Then it took 13 innings to reach 1000 runs and 14 innings to reach 3000 runs. Now he took 24 innings to reach 4000 test runs in India, thus he crossed 4000 runs in 77 innings.
Highest average in India
Virat Kohli is playing his 50th Test match in India. In these matches, he has scored 4144 runs at an average of 60.05. This is the highest average among players who have scored more than 4000 runs in India. Virender Sehwag’s average is 54.13, Sachin’s 52.67 and Dravid’s 51.35.
Virat’s best score against Australia
The best score of Virat Kohli’s Test career is 254 runs, which he made against South Africa. He has scored 7 double centuries overall, but not a single one against Australia. His innings of 186 runs against Australia is his best innings against Australia in Tests. Earlier he had scored 169 runs in Adelaide.
also achieved these records
Virat also created some unique personal records with his 28th Test century. This is his 24th century while batting at number-4. Virat scored 14th century in India, 16th in Asia and first in Ahmedabad. With this being the third century in the WTC, he scored the first century under the captaincy of Rohit.