Virat Kohli Shatters Plethora Of Records As India Clinch Test Series Against Bangladesh

Updated: 24 November 2019 15:45 IST

Virat Kohli became the first captain to win four consecutive Test matches by an innings.

Virat Kohli Shatters Plethora Of Records As India Clinch Test Series Against Bangladesh
Virat Kohli is India's most successful Test captain with 33 wins in 53 matches. © AFP

Virat Kohli is fast becoming India's best-ever captain, former England skipper Michael Vaughan had tweeted after India beat Bangladesh in Indore. On Sunday, Kohli led India to an innings and 46-run win against Bangladesh in Kolkata, shattering a plethora of records in the process. India outplayed Bangladesh in just a little over two days of their maiden day-night Test to sweep the two-match series 2-0. Bangladesh were bowled out for 195 on Day 3, as India recorded their 12th-straight Test series win on home soil.

Moreover, India became the first team to win four consecutive Tests by an innings margin.

Virat Kohli, who is already India's most successful Test captain, with 33 wins in 53 matches, brought up his 27th Test century and 70th overall to help his team post a daunting total of 347/9 declared in the first innings in Kolkata.

With the hundred, Kohli went past former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting's tally of 19 Test centuries as captain. The list is led by former South Africa captain Graeme Smith with 25 hundreds. 

Moreover, Kohli became the first Indian skipper to go past the 5000-run mark in the longest format of the game on Friday. 

Virat Kohli, the first Indian to score a hundred in day-night Tests, now has 41 hundreds in 188 innings across formats as captain. He is now at the top of the list alongside Ponting, who did so in 376 innings.

Additionally, Virat Kohli became the first captain to win four consecutive Test matches by an innings.

This is not all, with the win against Bangladesh in Indore, Virat Kohli had registered his 10th innings win as India's Test captain to go past MS Dhoni's tally of nine and with his 11th victory, the 31-year-old extended his own record.

In addition to this, the win at the Eden Gardens was also India's seventh consecutive Test victory as the hosts recorded their best-ever run in the longest format.

India had previously won six consecutive Tests under MS Dhoni in 2013.

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Highlights
  • Virat Kohli led India to an innings and 46-run win against Bangladesh
  • India outplayed Bangladesh in just a little over two days in Kolkata
  • Virat Kohli is the first Indian to score a hundred in day-night Tests
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