Ind Vs SA LIVE: Virat Kohli Scores Seventh Double Century Of Career

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Kohli's double century in the first innings of the Ind vs SA 2nd Test also makes him the first Indian cricketer to smash seven double hundreds in Test cricket

Written By Suraj Alva | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Team India skipper Virat Kohli registered the seventh double century of his career as India continue to dominate the South African bowlers on the second day. India only lost the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane so far on Day 2 as South African bowlers have been made to work in the sun first. Earlier, Kohli and Rahane put on good partnership before Rahane was dismissed for 59 runs by Keshav Maharaj. Ravindra Jadeja as promoted to number 6 and is still keeping company with his skipper

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Ind vs SA: Day 2

Both the players added century run stand so far to add more misery on helpless South African pacers. Kohli's double century brings him on par with Wally Hammond and Mahela Jayawardene. His double hundred also makes him the first Indian to smash seven double hundreds in Test cricket. He also managed to reach the lank mark of 7,000 Test runs 

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At 273-3, overnight batsmen Virat Kohli (63*) and Ajinkya Rahane (18*) resumed the Indian innings on Day 2. The Indian captain and vice-captain batted through the entire first session without losing their wickets. The two batsmen have formed an unbeaten 158-run partnership as the hosts look all-set for a big first-innings total. Rabada, who picked all three Indian wickets for the visitors on Thursday toiled hard in Friday's morning session without further success.

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Captain Kohli brought up his first Test century of 2019 and 26th of his career when he smacked Philander for a straight-drive. Kohli and remained unbeaten on 104 off 183 balls with 16 boundaries to his credit. Numerous misfields, overthrows, ordinary tired bowling only helped Indians to add more misery to the South Africans.

Rahane also played a valuable inning with his patient yet stroke-filled 58*. The Mumbai batsman brought up his 20th Test half-century in the 106th over of the Indian innings. The hosts ended their morning session at 356-3 in 113 overs. 

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