Virat Kohli scored a century playing the 500th international match. The former Indian captain achieved this milestone on the second day of the second Test of the series against the West Indies in Port of Spain.
Yesterday, Kohli finished the day unbeaten on 87 runs. He completed his century with a four in the seventh over of the day with a half volley outside the off stump off Shannon Gabriel. This is Kohli’s first Test century outside the country since 2018.
India, who ended the day yesterday with 288 runs for 4 wickets, are strengthening their position further. Till writing this report they have scored 292 runs for 4 wickets in 92 overs. Kohli’s partner Ravindra Jadeja was unbeaten with a fifty.
This is Kohli’s 76th century in international cricket. He has already surpassed Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 centuries at number two. Sachin Tendulkar at the top reduced the distance (100) a little.
This is his second century on West Indies soil. He got his first career double century against them in North Sound in 2016. It must be said that he lost the chance of a century by getting out for 76 runs in the first innings. He regretted it today.