IND vs SA 2nd Test Day 2: Captain Kohli earns 7th Test double-century

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Pune: Indian captain Virat Kohli earned his seventh Test double-century on Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.

Kohli put up a 178-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane and then an unbeaten 107-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja as he reached the milestone.

Post-lunch session India geared up to 473/4 by Tea on the second day of the Pune Test with the assistance of brilliant batting by Kohli.

Kohli also completed his 26th Test hundred in the morning and then piled on the runs as he broke Don Bradman’s record of most 150-plus scores as a captain.

Only Brian Lara (9), Kumar Sangakkara (11) and Don Bradman (12) have more double-centuries than Virat Kohli.

Kohli also crossed the 7,000-run mark in the longest format of the game.

The right-hander has played only 138 innings and he has been the epitome of consistency. In fact, Kohli had not got a century in the last 12 innings and ended his drought in style. The right-hander had scored his last Test century against Australia in Perth in 2018.

Notably, Kohli and Rahane resumed their innings on Day 2 with India’s overnight score of 273 for three.

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