Virat Kohli equals joint-highest score by captain in D/N Tests

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Last Updated: Sat, Nov 23rd, 2019, 23:53:29hrs
Virat Kohli equals joint-highest score by captain in D/N Tests
Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday equaled the record for the highest score registered by a captain during a pink-ball Test, during the historic D/N Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. 

Kohli scored 136 runs off 194 deliveries in an innings comprising of eighteen boundaries to help the hosts take a control of the clash, setting the stage for a series whitewash. 

The 31-year-old cricketer who scored his 27th century in the longest format of the game during the course of the innings, was eventually dismissed following a stunning catch by Taijul Islam. Kohli attempted to flick a delivery by Ebadat Hossain, which was slipping down leg without proper control resulting in an opportunity for Islam. The Bangladesh cricketer ran in from fine leg and then leapt foward two-handed to complete the flying catch. 

Ebadat further had a celebratory send-off in store for Kohli, as he mock-saluted the Indian skipper after completing the catch.

Kohli joins England skipper Joe Root who previously held the record having scored 136 in a pink-ball Test, at the top of the list. 

Former Australian captain Steve Smith comes second having registered a score of 130 runs in this revolutionary version of the longest format.