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Virat Kohli becomes first Indian skipper to score two double tons

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Virat Kohli‘s brilliant 211 and Ajinkya Rahane‘s 188 posted a formidable total of 557 for 5 before declaring their innings.

Virat scored his double century from 283 balls.He was supported by Ajinkya Rahane as he scored 188 and put up as 365 runs partnership.

India captain Virat Kohli scored a double century, his second in Tests and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane scored 188 runs to help India reach the massive total in the first innings.

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian skipper to score two double tons

Kohli became the first India captain to score two double centuries in Test cricket. The two batsmen shared a 365-run stand for the fourth wicket, which is the fifth highest for any wicket for India.

He also became the first Indian since Sachin Tendulkar in 2010 to score two double-tons in a year. He carried on batting with the same understated authority he had displayed on day one, flowing smoothly along and giving New Zealand no glimpse of a way past him. He hit ten of his 20 fours on day two, including a couple of gorgeous drives down the ground – one, shortly after lunch, off James Neesham, bisected the tiniest of gaps between short midwicket and mid-on – and even a delicate reverse-dab off Santner that sped to the boundary to the left of backward point.

Kohli was finally dismissed when Jeetan Patel trapped him in front of the wickets. Rahane was caught behind off Boult.

Rohit Sharma scored his fifth half-century of the series before Kohli decided to declare.

New Zealand survived the nine overs and were 28/0 at stumps.
Virat Kohli becomes first Indian skipper to score two double tons in test cricket.