Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has numerous accolades to his name. He has yet again achieved another record in international cricket on Monday. Kohli had missed the first Test in Kanpur but returned in the 2nd test match. India picked up a historic win at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Virat Kohli-led Team India emerged victorious by a gigantic 372-run against New Zealand in the second and final Test. This marked India’s biggest win by margin in Test cricket. He became the first player to be a part of at least 50 wins in each format of the game.
Virat Kohli registers another International record
“Congratulations @imVkohli. The first player with 50 international wins in each format of the game,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted after India’s series win over the Kiwis.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 6, 2021
The 2nd Test Match was full of action and saw some historic moments during the match. India had opted to bat against the Kiwis in the second Test. Agarwal had scored a brilliant 150 which is his fourth Test ton and guided the hosts to a first innings total of 325. In reply, the Blackcaps were wiped off for 62 runs by the Indian bowlers. Ashwin had returned with figures of 4 for 8 while Mohammed Siraj had rattled New Zealand’s top-order with three wickets.
India had declared their second innings at 276/7 with Mayank Agarwal top-scoring with a fine 62. New Zealand were given a task of chasing down a massive total of 540 and the visitors were bowled out for 167 runs as Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (4/34) and Jayant Yadav (4/49) took four wickets each.
During the match The Kiwi spinner Ajaz Patel had scripted his name in the history books by becoming the only third bowler to achieve a 10-fer. He went on to take four more wickets.
This win marked the first Test series victory under the era of newly appointed head coach of India, Rahul Dravid. The Virat Kohli-led side will now play three Tests in South Africa, starting from December 26. Both teams will also play three ODIs after the conclusion of the Test series.