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Virat Kohli achieves this monumental CENTURY as Indian captain after Antigua Test win

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 August 2019, 02:26 PM
Virat Kohli has become the third Indian after Mohammad Azharuddin and MS Dhoni to secure 100 wins combined as a skipper in all formats. (Image credit: Twitter)
Virat Kohli has become the third Indian after Mohammad Azharuddin and MS Dhoni to secure 100 wins combined as a skipper in all formats. (Image credit: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Only 12 captains have won 100 matches combined as skipper across formats.
    • Ricky Ponting leads the list with 220 wins.
    • MS Dhoni is second on the list with 178 wins.

Virat Kohli's Indian cricket team continued their domination over the West Indies as they registered a 318-run win in the first Test at North Sound, Antigua. Ajinkya Rahane was the star with 81 and 102 while Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah picked up five wickets apiece to give India their best win in terms of runs overseas. Virat Kohli had a modest match, scoring 9 and 51 but as captain, he achieved a monumental feat after winning the match. This was Kohli's 100th win across all formats as captain and it continued his upward trend ever since he was appointed full-time during the Sri Lanka series in 2015.

It was India's biggest overseas Test win in terns of runs. Overall, this is India's fourth biggest victory. Four of the five biggest Test wins for India in terms of runs have come under Kohli's captaincy. This was Kohli's 27th win as Test captain and 12th overseas, surpassing Sourav Ganguly on the overseas wins but levelling with MS Dhoni for overall wins. 

In addition to 27 Test wins, Kohli has won 58 matches as skipper in ODIs followed by 15 in Twenty20 Internationals. Kohli is the third Indian skipper to achieve 100 wins as skipper overall behind MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin. Dhoni has the most wins with 178 followed by Azharuddin with 104. 

Ricky Ponting of Australia has the most wins and the best success rate among all captains in contemporary history. Ponting has 220 wins combined in all formats and he is the only player to have registered over 200 wins in cricket as captain. Overall, Kohli is the 12th skipper to have registered 100 wins as a skipper in all formats combined. 

Apart from Kohli, Dhoni, Ponting and Azharuddin, the other skippers who have won 100 or more matches are New Zealand's Stephen Fleming, South Africa's Graeme Smith, Australia's Allan Border, Sri Lanka's Arjuna Ranatunga, South Africa's Hansie Cronje, Mahela Jayawardene, West Indies's Clive Lloyd and Australia's Steve Waugh.

First Published: Monday, August 26, 2019 02:24 PM
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