Day-Night Test: Kohli surpasses Ricky Ponting with century in Pink ball Test

Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score a century in a Pink ball Test when he got to the 3-figure score on Day 2 of the ongoing 2nd Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata

Virat Kohli became the first Indian to score a century in a Pink ball Test when he got to the 3-figure score on Day 2 of the ongoing 2nd Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Virat surpassed Ricky Ponting to grab 2nd place in the list of captains with the most Test hundreds. Kohli now has 20 hundred as captain while former South Africa captain Graeme Smith leads the pack with 25 tons.

Virat Kohli also went past Steve Smith on the list of batsmen with most hundreds in Test cricket. Kohli is now tied at the 17 spots alongside South Africa's Graeme Smith and Australia's Allan Border who also have 27 Test hundreds.

Virat Kohli is now third on the list of most international hundreds after Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli has scored 70 tons in 438 innings whereas Ponting has amassed 71 three-figure scores in 668 innings. India legend Sachin Tendulkar leads the pack with 100 hundreds in 782 innings.

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Having scored 41 international hundreds as captain, Kohli also equalled Ricky Ponting record of most number of centuries as a skipper across all formats.

Playing only his 8th Test match in 2019, Virat Kohli got the hundred and put India in a commanding position in the 2nd Test in Kolkata. Virat Kohli got to his hundred in 159 balls and had hit 12 boundaries in a well-paced innings at the Eden Gardens.

En route to his 27th Test hundred, Kohli became the fastest to reach 5000 runs in Test cricket as captain and only the sixth overall to achieve the feat. Kohli is also the only Indian to breach the 5000-run mark as captain.

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