Virat Kohli remains unbeaten at 254 as India declare at 601/5, Indian skipper goes past Bradman’s record


India on Friday declared their innings at 601/5 with captain Virat Kohli unbeaten at 254. This was Kohli’s seventh double-hundred, most by any Indians. The Indian skipper also went on to break Sir Don Bradman’s record of most 150-plus scores as captain.

Although, Kohli had struggled facing the South African Kagiso Rabada early on in his innings, but he began to hit every South African bowler all around the ground once he was settled. His innings included 33 boundaries and two sixes.

For India, Mayank Agarwal made 108, while Chesteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane scored 58 and 59 respectively. Ravindra Jadeja was unlucky to miss his hundred by just nine runs as he fell to Senuran Muthusamy for 91. India decided to declare their innings immediately after Jadeja departed.

Reacting to Kohli’s knock of 254, noted commentator Harsha Bhogle wrote on Twitter, “The landmarks flow for Virat Kohli. Like a champion batsman he breaks a 10 innings century drought with a double. And, something that is becoming noteworthy for him, without a single six! Most doubles by an Indian now and the small matter of 7000 test runs.”

India currently lead the Test series 1-0. South Africa have started their first innings but were 36/3 at the end of the second day’s play.