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King Kohli Takes The Game To Another Level, Bats 6th Double-Century

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| December 3 , 2017 , 12:56 IST

Indian cricket team's skipper Virat Kohli is on a roll. The player is touching milestones with every other match including the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka. After completing 5,000 runs in the five-day cricket format during the first-day match in the 3rd test against Sri Lanka at the Ferozeshah Kotla, the run machine touched another landmark.

Kohli has scored the sixth double century of his test career during the second day of the final test against Sri Lanka in New Delhi. The skipper has broken the record of West Indies great Brian Lara for holding maximum double centuries as a captain who had 5 double tons in tests and has come at par with legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for India.

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Tendulkar had six double centuries whereas Sehwag had four double and two triple hundreds. Starting the day with the score of 156 runs, Virat soon reached the double century mark while playing 108th over of the innings with 20 fours in hand and delighted his fans. The 29-year-old along was involved in a massive 283-run stand with Murali Vijay on Day 1.

Surpassing master blaster, Virat has become the second fastest Indian batsman to score 20 hundred in Test cricket, with Sunil Gavaskar still leading the list. While Sachin reached the milestone in 107 innings, Kohli only took 105 and Gavaskar heads in only 93 innings. Internationally, the list is headed by Don Bradman of Australia.