Virat Kohli’s 211 and Ajinkya Rahane’s 188 set Twitter on fire

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane's fourth wicket stand has resulted in India putting up a mammoth total of 566 runs.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:October 9, 2016 5:14 pm
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India ended the play as the dominant side because of the mammoth total put up by the batsmen, especially Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. Kohli made the second Test double century of his career and ended his innings with 211 runs while Rahane dismissed by BJ Watling for 188 runs. The two put on 365 which is India’s highest ever for the fourth wicket.

After their dismissal, the onslaught was continued by Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, who then made 53 runs in 9.5 overs before Kohli declared the innings. New Zealand were awarded five penalty runs by the umpire due to Ravindra Jadeja’s frequent running on the danger area of the pitch, something that he had been warned for before.

The day clearly belonged to India and Kolhi and Rahane in particular, with their record-breaking stand for the fourth wicket. This is the Indian Test skipper’s second double century with the last one being his unbeaten 200 against West Indies at Antigua in July. Rahane couldn’t get past the 200-run0mark himself but got his fair share of accolades for his knock of 188 runs.

Here are some of the reactions that came across on twitter: 

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