File photo of Virat Kohli (R) and Rahul Dravid. Photograph:( Reuters )
Kohli played a brilliant inning of 82 runs to become highest-scoring Indian Test batsman on overseas soil in a calendar year.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday went past former captain Rahul Dravid’s long-standing record during his innings of 82 in the first innings of the third Test against Australia in Melbourne.
With the help of his latest half-century, Kohli surpassed Dravid to become highest-scoring Indian Test batsman on overseas soil in a calendar year.
Earlier, Dravid held the record for scoring 1137 runs in overseas Tests in 2002. Kohli now has 1138 runs to his name.
1138: Virat Kohli (2018)
1137: Rahul Dravid (2002)
1065: Mohinder Amarnath (1983)
Kohli missed out on a ton on the second day after he was dismissed by Mitchell Starc. Kohli tried to hit it for a six but was caught out in the deep by Aaron Finch.
Meanwhile, Kohli declared his side's inning for mammoth 443 runs to make the hosts bat for the remaining six overs of Day 2. Australia scored just eight runs in the last six overs they played today.
Openers Marcus Harris (5) and Aaron Finch (3) were at the crease at close of play.