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IND vs AUS 4th Test : Virat Kohli 28th Test Century In Test Cricket After 1206 Day drought 75th International Hundred Border Gavaskar Trophy

In the fourth and final match of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 between Australia and India in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli ended the drought by scoring a century in red ball cricket as well. Virat Kohli 28th Test Century.

In the fourth and final match of the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023 between Australia and India in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli ended the drought by scoring a century in red ball cricket as well. In the longest format of cricket, Kohli scored a century after 1206 days. He scored his last century in Test cricket against Bangladesh on 22 November 2019. Kohli completed the 28th century of his Test career in 241 balls and during this he hit only 5 fours. This is the total 75th century of his international career. Read about Virat Kohli 28th Test Century.

Virat Kohli celebrated his century with a very calm nature. After scoring 100 runs, he kissed the old fashioned way by removing the ring from his neck and dedicated his century to wife Anushya Sharma.

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In the fourth Test, Virat Kohli was seen batting with a lot of patience. By the end of the third day of the match, Kohli had scored 59 runs. In the first session of the fourth day, Steve Smith made many strategies against Kohli, but everything looked pale in front of Kohli’s patience. Only 29 runs came out of Kohli’s bat in the first session, for which he faced 92 balls.

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Kohli’s this is the second slowest century in Test cricket according to the ball. He scored this century against Australia in 241 balls. At the same time, the slowest century of his career came against England in Nagpur in 2012 when King Kohli faced 289 balls.

Kohli’s slowest century in Test cricket in terms of balls-

  • 289 vs England Nagpur 2012
  • 241 v Australia Ahmedabad 2023*
  • 214 vs Australia Perth 2018
  • 199 vs Australia Adelaide 2012
  • 199 vs Australia Chennai 2013

At the same time, this is Kohli’s 16th century in international cricket against Australia and he has reached the fourth position in the list of batsmen who have scored the most centuries against a team. Let me tell you, Sachin Tendulkar has the record of scoring maximum 20 centuries against Australia.

IND vs AUS 4th Test

Kohli’s Batting Career Stats and Virat Kohli 28th Test Century

FormatMatchInningsRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate10020050
Test Match104177811925448.9055.5027728
ODI26625712500*18357.4793.0145064
T20I1151074008122*52.73137.961037
IPL221214654911335.98128.95043

Batsman with most Test centuries against a team-

  • 20 Sachin Tendulkar vs Australia
  • 19 Don Bradman vs England
  • 17 Sachin Tendulkar Vs SL
  • 16 Virat Kohli vs Australia*
  • 16 Virat Kohli Vs Sri Lanka

Kohli has gone far ahead in the list of batsmen who have scored the most centuries in active players. Joe Root is at number two with 45 centuries. Kohli is now 30 centuries ahead of him.

Most international centuries among active players:

  • Virat Kohli – 75*
  • Joe Root – 45
  • David Warner – 45
  • Rohit Sharma – 43
  • Steve Smith – 42

This is Kohli’s longest century drought in Test cricket. After his 27th century, he took a total of 41 innings to reach his 28th century. Earlier, he took 11 innings between 11th to 12th century. Kohli must have heaved a sigh of relief with this century.

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