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India vs Sri Lanka: Kohli first captain to hit 6 double centuries in Tests

Overall, Kohli in sixth place in list of most double hundreds in a career, which is topped by Australian legend Don Bradman

Agencies  |  New Delhi 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

India cricket captain on Sunday became the first international skipper to hit six double centuries in Test cricket. India's current 'Milestone Man', who had emulated with his previous double century in Nagpur, today equalled and for most double hundreds for India in Tests. The 29-year-old scored his record sixth Test double hundred on the second day of the ongoing third Test against Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla here.

Captain joined and in sharing the record of most number (six) of double centuries for India in Test cricket on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka here on Sunday.

Kohli, playing in his 63rd Test, took 238 deliveries to complete his second consecutive double hundred as he continued to plunder the Sri Lankans in the morning session of the match at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium.

Kohli pulled pacer and ran two to bring up his sixth double century in 238 balls, which included 20 boundaries. He is also only the second Indian after Vinod Kambli to score back-to-back double hundreds.

In 1993, the former left-handed batsman had scored 224 against in Mumbai and 227 against in Delhi. Overall, Kohli is in the sixth place in the list of most double hundreds in a career, which is topped by Australian legend (12), followed by Sri Lanka's (11), (9), England's Wally Hammond (7) and Sri Lanka's (7).

First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 11:49 IST