Virat Kohli scores third double century of 2016, third as India captain

Virat Kohli scores his third double century of the this year and third as India captain against England in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Updated: December 11, 2016 11:39 am
Virat Kohli, Kohli, Virat Kohli double hundred, Kohli double ton, India vs England, Ind vs Eng, India England, cricket score, cricket news, cricket Virat Kohli scored his 15th Test hundred on Saturday against England. (Source: PTI)

Virat Kohli has been unstoppable this year and he continued his run scoring spree by notching up another double century in Test cricket. The Indian captain reached his third double hundred in Test cricket against England in the fourth Test in Mumbai on Sunday. He become the first Indian player to score three double centuries in a calendar year in Tests.

This is the his third double century of the year, third as India captain and second at home after he scored a double against New Zealand in Indore in October. Earlier this year, he had scored a double century against West Indies when India toured the Caribbean Islands in June-July. That was his first double century in Tests. Against England, Kohli brought up the milestone in 302 balls with 23 fours but no sixes.

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On Saturday, Kohli had become the first Indian batsman to cross the 1, 000-run mark this year. The Delhi player amassed 739 runs in ODIs and 641 runs in T20Is. He also crossed the 4, 000-run mark in his Test career.

Kohli also improved his average in Test cricket and took it over 50. He already averages over 50 in the two other formats of the game.

This year has been on of the most pulsating for Kohli as he is the leading run-scorer this year in international cricket. He crossed the 2, 000-run mark on Saturday, overtaking Joe Root as the leading run-scorer.

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