‘King’ Kohli, who reached his first Test century in over three years, surpassed his previous record of 169 against Australia in 2014 at the MCG.
Batting maestro Kohli’s innings finally ended 186 in search of his 8th double ton as he quickly lost partners at the other end. off-spinner Todd Murphy once again rid of Kohli – fourth time in the series so far.
Virat Kohli records his best score against Australia at 170 runs.Live – https://t.co/8DPghkx0DE #INDvAUS… https://t.co/dsRRP399sW
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Picking up 59 after hitting his first half-century Test on Day 3 since January 2022, Kohli ended his century-long drought after a 241-ball hard hit, which included just five boundaries, with just one off Nathan Lyons.
Kohli, 34, acknowledged the crowd and the locker room very subtly before kissing her wedding ring on her channel and rolling her eyes.
An extraordinary round from @imVkohli is coming to an end. He leaves for 186 races.#INDvAUS #TeamIndia https://t.co/ag8qqjYNq5
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The former India captain has a Test average of over 48 in 108 appearances since his debut in 2011 and has hit 75 centuries in all three international formats.
Kohli’s previous Test Cent came back in November 2019 against Bangladesh in a day-night game at the Gardens of Eden in Calcutta.
Kohli is fourth in the list of all-time centenarians for India behind Sachin Tendulkar (51), Rahul Dravid (36) and Sunil Gavaskar (34).