Virat Kohli became the third Indian captain to score 1,000 runs in Tests    IANS
Virat Kohli became the third Indian captain to score 1,000 runs in Tests IANS

As India resumed their first innings versus England on Day Three of the fourth Test at the packed Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, skipper Virat Kohli touched yet another landmark in his glorious career. Making most of his rich form, Kohli got to 41 runs in the innings and remained unbeaten, touching the 4,000-run mark in Tests. He took 89 innings and 52 Test matches to get to his 4,000 runs and is the sixth fastest among the Indians to do so. With this, he became the 14th Indian batsman to have scored 4,000 runs in Test. Kohli also became the first Indian batsman after Rahul Dravid in 2011 to complete 1,000 runs in a year.

After Cheteshwar Pujara departed for 47 on Day Two morning, Kohli built up an unbeaten 50-run partnership with Murali Vijay as India batted after England scored 400 in their first innings. When he reached 36 runs in the innings, Kohli also completed 1,000 runs in Tests in a calendar year. He is the only Indian batsman to have reached the 1,000-run mark this year after Jonny Bairstow (1,369), Joe Root (1,306) and Alastair Cook (1,193). Kohli became the third Indian captain to have scored 1,000 runs in Tests after his idol Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

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Cheteshwar Pujara is the other Indian batsman to be featured among the top ten run-getters in Tests this year with 820 runs. England won the toss at Wankhede and elected to bat first. Debutant Keaton Jennings scored a century and got England to a perfect start pairing up with experienced Cook. Moeen Ali s 50 and Jos Buttler s 76 in the middle-order also came in handy as England put up a massive 400-run total. Ravichandran Ashwin (6) and Ravindra Jadeja (4) were the successful wicket-takers for India.