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Kohli becomes first captain to score six double ton

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

cricket captain Virat Kohli today became the first international skipper to hit six double centuries in Test cricket.

India's current 'Milestone Man', who had emulated Rahul Dravid with his previous double century in Nagpur, today equalled and for most double hundreds for in Tests.

The 29-year-old scored his record sixth Test double hundred on the second day of the ongoing third Test against at the Feroz Shah Kotla here.

Kohli pulled pacer Suranga Lakmal 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 and 227 against Zimbabwe in

Overall, Kohli is in the sixth place in the list of most double hundreds in a career, which is topped by Australian legend Don Bradman (12), followed by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara (11), Lara (9), England's Wally Hammond (7) and Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene (7).

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First Published: Sun, December 03 2017. 11:30 IST