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Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Captain to Score 5000 Runs in Test Cricket

Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Captain to Score 5000 Runs in Test Cricket :- Virat Kohli broke yet another record on Friday by becoming the fastest batsman to reach 5000 runs in Test cricket as captain and only the sixth overall to achieve the feat after Clive Llyod, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting, Stephen Fleming, and Graeme Smith.

Virat Becomes Fastest Captain to Score 5000 Runs

Only 32 runs were required by the Indian skipper to reach the milestone before the start of the two-match series against Bangladesh. Kohli reached the landmark when he took a single off Taijul Islam in the 27th over of the first innings.

He broke the record set by Australia legend Ricky Ponting on day 1 of the ongoing second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Ponting had taken 54 matches (97 innings) to set the record, which Kohli broke in his 53rd match (86th innings) as India captain.

Kohli is also the only Indian to breach the 5000-run mark as captain. Before him, MS Dhoni had the most number of Test runs as the skipper of the side by managing to register 3454 runs from 60 Tests.

“Milestone Alert: @imVkohli completes 5000 Test runs as #TeamIndia captain. @Paytm #PinkBallTest #INDvBAN,” BCCI tweeted.

Interestingly, if he manages to get to triple figures in this series then he will overtake Ponting again to grab the second spot on the list of captains with most hundreds in the longest format. Currently, both Kohli and Ponting are tied on 19 centuries as skippers on the list which is headed by Graeme Smith, who had hit 25 tons as South Africa captain.

Apart from the India captain, bowler Ishant Sharma has also broken a record in the ongoing Test. Ishant Sharma became the 1st Indian bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul in Day-night Tests.

Ishant Sharma dominated a splendid performance by Indian pacers to bowl out Bangladesh for a nominal score of 106 on the opening day of the landmark Day-night Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Ishant Sharma (5/22) claimed five wickets, Umesh Yadav (3/29) snapped three while Mohammed Shami (2/36) took two.