Ind vs SL: Virat Kohli smashes 17th Test century as India sets 550-run target for Sri Lanka

29 July 2017, 12:58 PM
Skipper Virat Kohli hits his 17th Test ton
Skipper Virat Kohli hits his 17th Test ton

India declared its second innings at 240 for 3 on day four of the Galle Test, setting up a mammoth target of 550 for the Sri Lankan team. Kohli scored his 17th Test century, taking his tally of centuries as a captain to ten. He is now second to only Sunil Gavaskar who has 11 centuries as a skipper.

Starting the day at 189 for 3, India added another 51 runs with the skipper duly completing a well-deserved hundred before declaring the innings.

Kohli, on saturday, equalled former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar's record of 17 hundreds in 116 Tests. However Kohli reached the milestone in exactly half the number Vengsarkar took - 58th match. 

First Published: Saturday, July 29, 2017 12:28 PM

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