India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni as India’s most successful Test captain

first_img Next India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli joins MS Dhoni as India’s most successful Test captainVirat Kohli led India to a 318-run victory over West Indies which saw him equal MS Dhoni’s record as the most successful Test captain of the country.advertisement Rohan Sen North SoundAugust 26, 2019UPDATED: August 26, 2019 15:08 IST Virat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap but this time as the captain of India. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli has become the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket along with DhoniIndia beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match seriesSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 drawsVirat Kohli added yet another feather to his cap on Sunday but this time as the captain of India after leading his team to a 318-run win over the West Indies in the first Test in Antigua. This was India’s biggest margin of victory in away Tests in terms of runs.India beat the Windies by 318 runs on Day 4 to take an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the two-match series and begin their ICC World Test Championship campaign in style. It was also India’s fourth biggest win (in terms of runs) in Test cricket overall.The victory saw Virat Kohli equal MS Dhoni’s record of 27 Test wins, making him the joint-most successful captain for India in Test cricket.Kohli took over as captain of the Indian Test team when Dhoni retired from the longest format of the game during the tour of Australia in 2014. He has since led India to victories over Australia, England and New Zealand at home and 2-1 and 4-1 losses in South Africa and England respectively.In 2018, Kohli led India to their first ever series win in Australia. A dominant Indian team beat Australia 3-1 to seal a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series Down Under.India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 4: Highlights | ReportDhoni had led India in 60 Test matches and had a win percentage of 45. He won 27 matches, lost 18 and drew 15. Kohli has now led India in 47 matches and already has a win percentage of 55.31, which is the best among all other Indian captains in the longest format. He has 27 wins, 10 losses and 10 draws.advertisementSourav Ganguly is third on the list with 21 wins from 49 matches as skipper with 13 losses and 15 draws. Dada had a win percentage of 42.85.Kohli also went past Ganguly with the most Test wins in overseas matches for India as captain. Kohli now has 12 away wins as India’s Test skipper in 26 matches, Ganguly had 11 victories in 28 games.Windies on Sunday were bowled out for 100 in the final innings of the Antigua Test which is also their lowest total against India in the longest format. Their previous lowest total against India was 103 in Kingston in 2006.India rode on Jasprit Bumrah’s fourth 5-wicket haul in Test cricket to bundle out the Windies in the final session on Day 4. Ishant Sharma bagged three wickets and Mohammed Shami accounted for two wickets.Earlier, India declared their second innings at 343 for 7 with Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari top-scoring for the visitors.Rahane scored 102 off 242 balls while Vihari made 93 off 128 balls with the duo stitching a 135-run partnership for the fifth wicket to take the game away from the hosts.Rahane’s hundred was his 10th in Test cricket and the first in the longest format in more than 2 years in international cricket. India’s vice-captain in Tests had gone hundred-less for 29 innings before this century.Also Read | Captaincy just a responsibility I am fulfilling: Virat Kohli on equalling MS Dhoni’s record in Antigua TestAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah sets Asian record with 5-wicket haul in West IndiesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India VS West IndiesFollow Virat KohliFollow MS Dhonilast_img

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