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Kohli Becomes Fastest To 5000 Test Runs As Captain

Kolkata: Virat Kohli on Friday grew to become the quickest to succeed in 5000 Check runs as captain of a workforce. Kohli has taken 86 innings to get to the milestone, thus pipping former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting who took 97 innings to get there.

Kohli reached the determine when he took his 32nd run in the course of the Indian innings on Day 1 of their second Check towards Bangladesh on the Eden Gardens. It’s India’s first-ever day-night Check match.

India have been on cruise mode all through the primary day of the Check. They first dismissed Bangladesh for 106 after which overtook that rating in underneath a single session. Openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma have been dismissed for 14 and 21 respectively. Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara took India into the lead nonetheless with the third wicket stand between the pair now value greater than 64 runs.

Earlier, it was Ishant Sharma who orchestrated Bangladesh’s collapse taking 5 wickets for 22 runs which was solely the second occasion of him taking a fifer in a house Check. Out of the 30.three overs that have been bowled in the course of the Bangladesh innings, just one over was bowled by a spinner.

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