Virat Kohli has Ricky Ponting's test record in sight – Times of India

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Virat Kohli has Ricky Ponting's test record in sight – Times of India

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| Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 13:18 IST

India skipper Kohli needs just one more century to equal Ponting’s record of 19 as a Test captain. India will take on West Indies in a two-Test series beginning Thursday.

Highlights

  • India skipper Kohli needs just one more century to equal Ponting’s record of 19 as a Test captain
  • Former SA skipper Graeme Smith is at the top spot with 25 centuries to his name in 109 Tests
  • India take on West Indies in a two-Test series beginning Thursday

Virat Kohli (Reuters Photo)Virat Kohli (Reuters Photo)

NORTH SOUND: Indian skipper

Virat Kohli

will eye one more record when he comes out to bat during the two-Test series against the West Indies starting Thursday.

Kohli has struck 18 Test centuries as Indian skipper and needs just one more to equal

Australia

‘s

Ricky Ponting

‘s tally of 19 Test tons as a skipper. If he manages to get a century at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, both Ponting and Kohli will be tied at the second spot.

Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith is at the top spot with 25 centuries to his name in 109 Test matches, including 17 centuries in 56 overseas Tests.

Overall, Kohli has scored 25 Test centuries, which include six double hundreds.

India whitewashed West Indies in both the T20I and ODI series and are expected to do the same in the two-match Test series, which will also see the two teams beginning their campaign in World Test Championship.

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