India vs England: Virat Kohli becomes the second fastest Indian batter to score 6000 runs

India vs England: Virat Kohli becomes the second fastest Indian batter to score 6000 runs

Virat Kohli has been scoring races in the longest format consistently © AFP


India captain Virat Kohli achieved another milestone after becoming the second fastest Indian batter to reach 6000 test races. He achieved this feat in the fourth Test against England in the 22nd position of the first entry in India. This was his 70th try and the 119th inning. Virat Kohli batted at 9 when he reached the 6000 career mark. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar leads the table by reaching the figure in 65 Tests (117 entries). Kohli now ranks second, while former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is third (72 Tests, 123 innings). Legends Rahul Dravid (73 Tests, 125 entries) and Sachin Tendulkar (76 Tests, 120 entries) occupy the fourth and fifth place, respectively.

India plays against England in a series of 5 matches. The hosts are 2-1 up and India has brilliantly started the fourth test with their markers Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma improving for their team on the first day.

A bowling display disciplined by Indian pacers helped India fire England for a modest 246 at its first chance. Sam Curran (78) and Moeen Ali (40) were crucial to keep England out of danger after the hosts were reduced to 86/6.

The second day of the fourth test saw India maintain its superiority at the beginning, but the English mark Stuart Broad dismissed Indian starters Shikhar Dhawan (23) and Lokesh Rahul (19).

India will try to win this game after their great performance in the third Test at the Bridge of Trent.

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