Virat Kohli surpasses Dhoni’s record of successive Test wins

The win in the second and final Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens was the seventh successive Test win for India.


Thus Kohli has surpassed M.S. Dhoni’s record of six successive Test victories.

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Counting the terms so far, Virat Kohli led India to Test wins against West Indies (2 Tests), South Africa (3 Tests) and Bangladesh (2 Tests).

Australia have once won 16 successive Test matches from October 1999 to February 2001, the most by any  team.

It was also India’s record-extending 12th series win at home. They had already surpassed Australia for 10 successive wins after whitewashing South Africa 3-0 which was their 11th consecutive Test victory on home soil.

The win has also become 11 innings win for Virat Kohli thus surpassed MS Dhoni’s tally of nine wins. Mohammed Azharuddin had 8 innings wins followed by Sourav Ganguly with 7.

Virat Kohli also went past former Australian skipper Allan Border’s tally of 32 Test wins and is now fifth on the list of captains with most victories in Tests.

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith is on top with 53 wins from 109 matches. Ricky Ponting is second with 48 wins in 77 matches while Steve Waugh is third with 41 wins in 57 matches.

Also, India became the only team in the history of Test cricket to win four consecutive Tests by an innings margin.

The win against Bangladesh at Eden is India’s second victory in which spinners did not take a single wicket in the game. The last time this type of incident happened was in 2018 against South Africa.

Captains with most Test wins:

53         Graeme Smith
48         Ricky Ponting
41         Steve Waugh
36         Clive Lloyd
33         Virat Kohli

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