Virat Kohli scores seventh Test double ton, the most by an Indian


Virat Kohli became the first India batsman to hit seven Test double hundreds as his side declared on 601-5 before reducing South Africa to 36-3 on day two of the second Test in Pune.

Kohli struck a career-best 254 not out, as he overtook the six Test double tons achieved by countrymen Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

The 30-year-old joins ex-England batsman Wally Hammond and Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene on seven Test double hundreds, with only Sir Don Bradman (12), Kumar Sangakkara (11) and Brian Lara (9) managing more.