Virat Kohli surpasses Steve Waugh, storms to 8th successive Test series win

first_imgVirat Kohli extended his dream run as captain to eighth consecutive Test series victory when India condemned Sri Lanka to an innings and 53 runs defeat at Colombo on Sunday. Kohli also became the first Indian captain to win two Test series in Sri Lanka.WATCH FULL VIDEOKohli and Co. have been the most dominant Test side in the world and have not lost a series home or away since their 2-0 defeat in their 2014-15 tour of Australia.Since that series loss, India have outplayed all their rivals winning eight consecutive Test series without much fuss. In these two and a half years, India under captain Kohli have lost only two matches while have won 18 games.Kohli surpassed Steve Waugh’s record of seven consecutive series wins when India destroyed hosts Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. Ricky Ponting holds the record with nine series victories in a row.1st time India 2-0 ahead in a Test series in SL.India’s 3rd series win in SL – 1993, 2015, 2017.India’s 4 Test win in a row in SL.#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 6 August 2017India have now won 8 Test series in a row. Only Australia have won more – 9 between 2005 and 2008.#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) 6 August 2017Kohli’s record as captain in this time has been phenomenal to say the least. In 28 Tests, Kohli has registered 18 wins, three losses and six draws. Overall Kohli has 18 wins and is just four away from overtaking Sourav Ganguly’s record of Test 21 wins and become India’s second most successful captain after Dhoni (27 wins).advertisementIndia had scripted a rampaging 304-run victory in the first Test with opener Shikhar Dhawan smashing a career-best 190 with regular openers Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay, left out injured.Dhawan smashed a 168-ball 190 in the first innings to steer India to a mammoth total of 600 and help it take a firm grip on the match, which eventually they never let go.Abhinav Mukund also scored a crafty 81 in the second essay which had Kohli’s unbeaten 103.At No.3 the ever-dependable Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored a patient 153 off 265 balls at Galle, notched up his 13th century in his landmark 50th Test.Spin twin Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up a five-wicket haul each in the match.last_img read more

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