Ind Vs SA: Virat Kohli Breaks Don Bradman's Record In 2nd Test

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Virat Kohli broke Don Bradman’s record during Ind vs SA 2nd Test reaching the landmark score of 150-runs for ninth time in his career as skipper of Team India.

Written By Suraj Alva | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Virat Kohli added yet another record to his decorated career by breaking legendary Don Bradman's record of scoring most 150-plus scores as a captain. The Indian skipper achieved the feat in the post-lunch session on Day 2 in India vs South Africa 2nd Test, where he adopted a more attacking approach with his batting and went onto to break Bradman’s record by reaching the landmark score of 150-runs for the ninth time whilst captaining the Indian team in the Test matches.  

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Kohli masterclass

Ahead of the Pune Test, the Indian skipper and the Australian legend were tied at eight (150 runs) apiece before Kohli went past the legend. The team India skipper put up a display of some excellent batting, sending South African bowler for a leather hunt and making them work for his wicket in the Pune heat. India are currently having an upper hand in the ongoing second Test after Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat.

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Resuming on 273 for 3, India didn't lose even a single wicket in the first session of the second day as Kohli and Rahane made South African bowlers work hard to get breakthrough.

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India lost a wicket on Day 2 shortly after lunch when Rahane was dismissed by Keshav Maharaj on 59. Virat Kohli, after settling down on Day 2, has not seen back and continued to scored runs. Earlier on Day 1, a hilarious incident took place on the field where Kohli thanked South Africans for giving him five bonus runs.

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It had happened in the 66th over of the first day's play in Pune on Thursday. Kohli, who is arguably the world-class batsman when it comes to running between the wickets, attempted a quick single after having guided one down to the point. Meanwhile, Kagiso Rabada, who was fielding at point, quickly collected the ball and aimed at the stumps.

Not only did the throw miss the stumps, but it was not backed by the fielder at forward short leg either and the ball raced towards the boundary as a result of which Kohli got five precious runs for himself as well as for his team. The Indian skipper was so overwhelmed after getting that overthrow which had eased off a lot of pressure that he showed his gesture by thanking the South African fielders by giving thumbs to them all. 

 

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