Kolkata: India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday introduced his 27th ton within the ongoing Day-Night time Take a look at in opposition to Bangladesh being performed on the iconic Eden Gardens right here.
The 31-year-old, considered run-machine of Indian cricket, introduced his century by nudging the ball on the leg-side within the 38th over of India’s first innings bowled by spinner Taijul Islam.
The skipper thereby grew to become the primary Indian batsman to hit 100 in a pink-ball Take a look at.
This was Kohli’s 70th hundred in worldwide cricket. He’s now only one wanting equalling former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s tally of 71 hundred in worldwide cricket. Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar tops the listing with 100 worldwide tons.
It was additionally Kohli’s 20th Take a look at century as captain and 41st worldwide century whereas main India.
Saturday’s ton was Kohli’s second in opposition to Bangladesh. His first Take a look at century in opposition to Bangladesh had are available in 2017 when he had scored 204 runs on the Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium in Hyderabad.
This was additionally the second consecutive century for Kohli on the Eden Gardens. In 2017 when India performed final in opposition to Sri Lanka in Kolkata, he had scored a 104* within the Take a look at which resulted in a draw.
On Friday, the Indian skipper had grow to be the quickest batsmen to attain 5,000 runs as captain. Kohli took 86 innings to get to the milestone, surpassing Ponting who took 97 innings to get there.