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IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Virat Kohli Breaks Ricky Ponting's Massive Record, Becomes Fastest Captain To Score 5000 Runs

Virat Kohli hit a fifty on Day 1 of the Day-Night Test between India and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens and in the process, the skipper reached yet another milestone

IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Virat Kohli Breaks Ricky Ponting's Massive Record, Becomes Fastest Captain To Score 5000 Runs
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli raises his bat after scoring fifty runs during the first day of the second test match between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata, India, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019.
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IND Vs BAN, Day-Night Test: Virat Kohli Breaks Ricky Ponting's Massive Record, Becomes Fastest Captain To Score 5000 Runs
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2019-11-22T20:33:51+0530

Virat Kohli on Friday became the first Indian captain to score 5000 Test runs during Day 1's play of the historic Day-Night match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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The skipper reached the landmark when he took a single off Taijul Islam in the 27th over of India's first innings. In the process, he broke former Aussie legend Ricky Ponting's record to become the fastest captain to do so.

Kohli took just 86 innings to reach the landmark, while Ponting took 97.

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He is the sixth captain after Clive Llyod, Allan Border, Ricky Ponting, Stephen Fleming and Graeme Smith to achieve the milestone.

As expected, India dominated the match. Bangladesh won the toss and batted first. Indian pacers took all 10 wickets with Ishant Sharma claiming his 10th five-wicket haul.

Then, Cheteshwar Puajara and Kohli helped India overtake Bangladesh's total after the early wickets of openers Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma.

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