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Oct 17, 2019 9:01 AM ET

Virat Kohli leads India to a win in his 50th Test Match as Captain


iCrowd Newswire - Oct 17, 2019

Virat Kohli, while driving India in the second Test against South Africa, outperformed Sourav Ganguly to turn out to be just the subsequent Indian Captain to lead the side in 50 Test matches. Previously Sourav Ganguly had driven India in 49 Tests from 2000 to 2005. MS Dhoni is the main other commander to lead India in 50 Tests. He had driven the group in 60 Test matches from 2008 to 2014. The Board of Control For Cricket in India (BCCI) observed Virat Kohli’s achievement as a Test Captain and tweeted, “It will be Match No. 50 as Test Captain for @imVkohli when he takes the field in the second Test against South Africa.

By upholding a pursue on the hapless South African group on Day 4 of the continuous Pune Test, India turned into the main group to do as such against the Proteas after 2008. By chance, it was the first run through in their cricket history that India have had the option to compel a pursue on South Africa. Britain was the last group that had implemented the pursue on the Proteas in July 2008 at Lord’s – a match which South Africa had the option to draw in the wake of battling hundreds from Graeme Smith, Neil McKenzie and Hashim Amla.

Pune test to be his 50 th match as Captain

Virat Kohli, who was presently playing his 50th Test as India captain, has had 14 chances to uphold the pursue on in his captaincy profession. Out of these, he has now implemented it multiple times (counting the progressing Pune Test) while deciding not to do as such at different occasions. India won 4 Tests and drew 2 (both because of downpour) at whatever point Kohli upheld the pursue on, while proceeded to win every one of the 7 Tests when he didn’t even subsequent to having the alternative to do as such.

Having completed the third day at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune with a heavy lead of 326 runs, Virat Kohli chose to request that South Africa bat again on a weakening fourth day pitch – a choice which in a split second received benefits as Umesha Yadav and Ishant Sharma evacuated Theunis de Bruyn (8) and Aiden Markram (0) early. An organization of 49 keeps running between Dean Elgar (48) and Faf du Plessis (5) facilitated a few nerves for South Africa however R Ashwin evacuated both the batsmen in a space of 6 conveyances to leave the travelers reeling at 74/4 when lunch was taken. Finally India won this second Test against South Africa by an innings and 137 hurries to seal the three-coordinate arrangement with a game to save, at Pune on 13 October .

“We are fortunate to have the gathering of players we have in the last three-four years. It’s stunning to see that yearning and enthusiasm for all the folks to continue improving,” man of the match Kohli said after the success. To the extent the Test Championship is concerned, India merged their situation at the highest point of the table with 200 after 4 successes. Come here for cricket news today match.








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