Indian Test captain Virat Kohli showed his class on the first day of the third Test against South Africa. Many consider his 79 against South Africa in the first innings of the Cape Town Test, his best in the last two years. Kohli took his time and completed his half-century in 157 balls, his second-slowest half-century in Test cricket. Had Kohli found someone to be with him for a long time, he could have crossed the 100 mark, ending the long wait for his 71st international century. ( kohli break dravid record )
A well made half-century for Captain @imVkohli
This is his 28th in Test cricket.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2022
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79 runs broke the coach’s record
With the batsmen losing wickets at the other end, Kohli opted to play aggressively and lost his wicket in the process. India were bundled out for 223 and the Proteas scored 17 runs after losing their captain at stumps on the first day. Kohli’s cunning innings was the only high point for India on Day 1. His 79 runs also helped him surpass the record held by India’s head coach Rahul Dravid.
Second highest run scorer (kohli break dravid record)
Dravid has scored 624 runs in South Africa and was the second highest run-scorer in this country for India. Kohli was 14 runs away from breaking this record when he came out to bat and easily surpassed Dravid with 79 runs. India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with 1161 runs in 15 test matches (kohli break dravid record)