The 30-year-old notched up his 16th hundred in his 65th Test at the Adelaide Oval, reaching the 5000-mark landmark in 108 innings, the same as the legendary Rahul Dravid, who made the No 3 slot his own.
His 246-ball innings was also his maiden Test hundred on Australian soil. He also reached his 14000 first-class runs Thursday.
He also became the fifth fastest Indian to cross 5000 runs in Tests after Kohli, who was the fourth fastest Indian to cross the landmark last December after Sunil Gavaskar, Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.
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