The Indian skipper sets a new record to score four double hundreds in four consecutive Test series. Also, he became the highest run getter in a home season, beating his former teammate Virender Sehwag. Here are some stat highlights from Day 2 of one-off Test between India and Bangladesh.
1168 Runs by Virat Kohli this season in 9 matches, most by any batsmen in a home season. Virender Sehwag (1105) had a previous best home season by a Test player in 2004-05.
4 Number of consecutive series for Virat Kohli in which he scored double-hundreds, the first player to do so in Test history. Australian batting legend Don Bradman and India’s Rahul Dravid had done it in three consecutive series before.
3 Number of 200-plus partnership for 4th wicket between Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, the joint most by any Indian pair. Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Galguly had 3 such stands for the 4th wicket.
5 Consecutive 150-plus score in Tests by Virat Kohli. He converted all this previous five hundreds in 150. Interestingly, he had just 150-plus score in his previous 11 Test hundreds.
3 Consecutive Tests (also innings) India posted 600-plus totals, first team to do so in history. India had 631 in Mumbai Test and 759/7 in Chennai Test against England.
687 Runs scored by India in their inning, the highest total against Bangladesh and their fifth-most in Tests. 759/7 is India’s highest Test score, which they scored in the last match at Chennai against England in December.
7 Instances when five bowlers conceded 100 or more runs in an innings, including today’s Bangladesh bowling innings. Zimbabwe’s six bowlers had conceded 100 or more runs in an innings against Sri Lanka in 2004.