All Double Centuries of Virat Kohli in Tests

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All Double Centuries of Virat Kohli in Tests
All Double Centuries of Virat Kohli in Tests

Virat Kohli has made a huge impact in the sport of cricket. Kohli has established himself as legend. The most crucial thing that made him such a great player is his adaptability to all the three formats of cricket. Virat Kohli had held the top spot in all three formats (Test, ODI, and T20) in the ICC rankings at various points in his career. The best format to judge a player’s versatility is Test cricket. In Test cricket, Virat Kohli stands as a modern maestro. Scoring hundreds in Tests is quite common for a players. But scoring a double century is a great milestone. This article takes a brief look at Virat Kohli’s Test double centuries.

How many test double hundreds does Virat Kohli have?

Virat Kohli has scored seven double centuries in Test cricket.

List of Virat Kohli’s Double Centuries in Tests

Date Venue Opposition Runs Balls 
21st July 2016 Sir Vivian Richards Stadium West Indies 200 283
8th Oct. 2016 Holkar Cricket Stadium New Zealand 211 366
8th Dec. 2016 Wankhede Stadium England 235 340
9th Feb.2017 Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Bangladesh 204 246
24th Nov.2017 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Sri Lanka 213 267
2nd Dec.2017 Arun Jaitley Stadium Sri Lanka 243 287
2nd Oct.2019 Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium South Africa 254* 336

1. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 200 vs West Indies

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Virat Kohli double century against West Indies

In July 2016, Virat Kohli scored his first double century in Test Cricket. Virat displayed his masterful batting skills against the West Indies in North Sound, Antigua, as he brought up his first double century in Test cricket. Facing 283 deliveries, Kohli showed patience and scored 200 runs. His innings included 24 boundaries. With a strike rate of 70.67, Kohli’s innings laid the foundation for India’s dominance in the match.

2. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 211 vs New Zealand

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Virat Kohli 200 against New Zealand

In October 2016, Kohli scored his second Test double century. He continued his prolific form against New Zealand in Indore, scoring 211 runs. Kohli faced 366 deliveries with a slightly lower strike rate of 57.65 and managed to find the boundary 20 times.

3. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 235 vs England

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Virat Kohli double century against England

Against England in Mumbai in December 2016, Virat Kohli delivered yet another masterclass, scoring a majestic 235 runs. It was Kohli’s third double century in Test cricket. Facing 340 deliveries, Kohli scored 235 runs with a strike rate of 69.11. He scored 25 boundaries in his innings.

4. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 204 vs Bangladesh

virat kohli double century against bangladesh
virat kohli double century against bangladesh

February 2017 witnessed Kohli’s fourth double century which came against Bangladesh in Hyderabad, where he scored 204 runs. He faced 246 deliveries, with a strike rate of 82.92, Kohli’s innings was studded with 24 boundaries.

5. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 213 vs Sri Lanka

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Virat Kohli double century against Sri Lanka

The fifth test double century of Virat Kohli came in Nagpur against Sri Lanka. The wicket of Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur was quite slow and Kohli used it accordingly,. The former skipper hold his crease well and waited for the delivery as the wicket was slow. Virat played 267 balls in that innings.

6. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 243 vs Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli double century against Sri Lanka
virat 243 against sri lanka

Virat Kohli closed out 2017 with another double century against Sri Lanka in Delhi. Scoring 243 runs from 287 deliveries, Kohli played an impressive strike rate of 84.66. His innings featured 25 boundaries. Kohli’s innings was important in securing India’s victory.

7. Virat Kohli Test Double Century – 254* vs South Africa

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virat kohli double century against south africa

In October 2019, Kohli faced the South African bowling attack in Pune and emerged victorious with an unbeaten 254 runs. Kohli displayed extraordinary resilience in scoring his seventh double century in test cricket. He faced 336 deliveries at a strike rate of 75.60. The innings comprised 33 boundaries.

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