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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli hits 26th Test century, overtakes Inzamam-ul-Haq – Times of India

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli hits 26th Test century, overtakes Inzamam-ul-Haq – Times of India

When Virat Kohli is on song, he is unstoppable. The Indian captain on Friday added another feather to his already illustrious cap, notching up his 26th Test century.

Highlights

  • Kohli hit Philander for a boundary to get to his 26th Test century and surpassed Inzamam’s 25-century mark in style.
  • Inzamam scored 25 centuries in 120 Tests, while Kohli brought up his 26th Test ton in his 81st Test.
  • With 26 Test tons, Kohli has now joined the likes of Gary Sobers and Steve Smith on the list of most Test centuries.

Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century against South Africa in Pune. (AFP Photo)Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring a century against South Africa in Pune. (AFP Photo)

NEW DELHI: When

Virat Kohli

is on song, he is unstoppable. The Indian captain on Friday added another feather to his already illustrious cap, notching up his 26th Test century.






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In the process Virat also went past Pakistan legend

Inzamam-ul-Haq

during Day 2 of the second Test against South Africa at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.


Kohli hit South Africa pacer

Vernon Philander

for a boundary to get to his 26th Test century and surpassed Inzamam’s 25-century mark in style.


Kohli also now has 19 Test centuries as India captain. The Indian skipper removed his helmet, raised his arms and soaked in the applause from the crowd.


Inzamam scored 25 centuries in 120 Tests (200 innings), while Kohli brought up his 26th Test ton in his 81st Test (138th innings).


With 26 Test tons, Kohli has now joined the likes of West Indies legend Gary Sobers and Australia’s

Steve Smith

on the list of most Test centuries.





Sachin Tendulkar

is sitting on top of the elite list with 51 centuries to his name. Tendulkar played 200 Tests (329 innings) and scored 15921 runs at an average of 53.78.


There are three Indian batsmen in the top 10 of the most Test centuries list.





Rahul Dravid

(36 centuries) and

Sunil Gavaskar

(34 centuries) are the other two Indian batsmen on that list.


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