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In Numbers: Virat Kohli Breaks Into All-Aussie Club by Smashing 5th Test Ton in 2018

Cricketnext Staff |December 18, 2018, 9:30 AM IST
In Numbers: Virat Kohli Breaks Into All-Aussie Club by Smashing 5th Test Ton in 2018

It was yet another masterclass from Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he notched his 25th Test ton to lead India's fightback against Australia in Perth. He became the second fastest to reach the landmark - in only 127 innings - after Don Bradman, who needed just 68 innings to reach 25 tons.

Kohli smashed 123, scoring bulk of India's runs as they ended at 283. With that he became the first player to get his name on the new Perth honours board!

It was his 18th as captain, 14th in away Tests, 7th against Australia, 6th in Australia and 5th in 2018.

With that, Kohli goes past Mohammad Yousuf and Viv Richards in most century tally and joins Inzamam-ul-Haq in list of Test tons. It was also his 10th away Test century as captain for Kohli — 2nd most, behind Graeme Smith who had 17.

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Kohli also became the  first Indian, first non-Australian and fourth batsman to hit 5 centuries in consecutive years. Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting and Steve Smith are the other players to have achieved this feat.

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He is also the only 2nd captain with 5 centuries in consecutive years as captain after Ricky Ponting in 2005 and 2006.

This is also his  4th Test century for Kohli as captain in Australia — joint most for a visiting skipper in Australia. Perth was also the fourth venue in Australia where Kohli has scored a ton, after  Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

During the course of the innings, Kohli also completed  5000 Test runs at No.4 spot, becoming the third Indian to reach the landmark after Gundappa Vishwanath and Sachin Tendulkar.

Another intriguing number was the six scored by Kohli off Hazlewood was only his second in 2018 and his first six in Tests in 14 innings. His last six came against England in Birmingham earlier this year.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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