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Kohli scores 5th double ton, records most centuries in a year by a captain

Kohli, who now has 10 centuries across the three formats, surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting

IANS  |  Nagpur 

Nagpur: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century on the third day of 2nd test match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. (Photo: PTI)
Nagpur: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century on the third day of 2nd test match against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. (Photo: PTI)

Indian recorded the most number of international cricket centuries in a year by a captain -- after notching his 19th Test ton against during their second match at the Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

Kohli, who now has 10 centuries across the three formats, surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (9) and former South African skipper Greame Smith (9).

Ponting recorded nine in 2005 and 2006 while former opener Smith scored a similar number in 2005.

Kohli's achievement was noted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The Indian skipper was batting (170 not out) in the second Test against here at tea.

 

 

 

First Published: Sun, November 26 2017. 17:12 IST
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