Port Of Spain: Skipper Virat Kohli brings up his maiden Test double century in 281 balls. Double century for Virat, off 281 balls and 24 boundaries.
India skipper Virat Kohli reached a significant career milestone on Friday as he scored his maiden double century in Test cricket during Day 2 of the first Test against West Indies at Antigua. In the process he broke Mohammad Azharuddin’s 26-year-old record to become the first Indian captain to score a double hundred overseas. Azhar’s 192 against New Zealand in Auckland in 1990 was the previous best by an
Indian captain outside the country.
What a session for India! Kohli and Ashwin carried on from where they left last evening, getting on top of the West Indian bowlers by scoring at a good pace. Ashwin got to his half century early in the session and then came moment of the match so far as the Indian skipper scored his maiden Test double hundred. Both the batsmen played well by defending good deliveries and putting away the bad ones.
Maiden double ton for Virat Kohli! His is the first Indian captain to score a double ton away from home.
R Chase to Kohli, maiden double ton There it is! Landed around off, Kohli goes onto his back foot and works it through mid-wicket for a single which brings up his double ton. He raises his bat and acknowledges the crowd, kisses the turn and gets a standing ovation from the dressing room. His coach Anil Kumble captures this special moment by clicking pictures. Sunil Gavaskar gives him a standing ovation as well. Marvelous knock by the Indian skipper.