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Ind vs SA: Kohli creates new record in 2nd Test as captain


Indian captain Virat Kohli who is going after records on match days has created one more record to his name. The skipper on Thursday became the second Indian skipper to captain the side in 50 Tests.

Ind vs SA: Kohli creates new record in 2nd Test as captain
Virat Kohli at the pre-match press conference

He accomplished the feat as India are playing South Africa in the second Test match at Pune. In the process, he edged past Sourav Ganguly to become the second Indian captain to clinch the fear.

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has steered the Indian side for the most number of times in Tests i.e. 60 matches. Previously this year, Virat Kohli surpassed MS Dhoni to become the most successful Indian Test skipper.

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Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, Indian won 27 games before the second Test match against West Indies, but with the win, Kohli officially took his tally to 28 wins in Tests.

Now that India have won the first match against South Africa, Kohli extended his lead to 29 wins from 49 games as Test captain. MS Dhoni had led India to 27 Test wins from 60 matches.

India secured a colossal 318-run win in the first Test match against Windies and thereby, Virat Kohli had added yet another feather to his cap, becoming the most successful Indian skipper in overseas Test matches.

Kohli surpassed former captain Sourav Ganguly to clinch this milestone as it was Kohli’s 12th overseas Test victory. He set a new record in his 26th match as captain on foreign soil and extended his lead to 13 overseas wins after winning the 2nd Test match against West Indies. Ganguly had 11 Test overseas wins from 28 matches.

India won the toss and opted to bat first in the second Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

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