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Former India captain Virat Kohli scripted history on Friday, July 21 by becoming the first batter in the history of the sport to score a century in his 500th international match. Kohli got to his 29th Test century on Day 2 of the 2nd Test between India and the West Indies in Port of Spain.

It was also Virat Kohli's 15th Test century in overseas conditions, his first away from home since December 2018 in Perth. Kohli got to the landmark in 180 balls as he played a crucial knock after India lost 4 wickets in a session on Day 1 of the 2nd Test in Port of Spain, which also marked the 100th Test match between the two teams.

Kohli got to his 76th international hundred in his 500th international appearance, going one past Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 75 in his first 500 matches at



the highest level.

Notably, no batter had even scored a fifty in his 500th international game before Kohli got to the 3-figure mark in his landmark Test. Kohli began the day unbeaten on 87 after having played a solid knock to steer India out of trouble on Thursday. Kohli got to his landmark with a drive in the first hour of the day's play as he continued to look fluent.

With the solid century in Port of Spain, Kohli equalled Australian legend Don Bradman's tally of 29 Test centuries.

MOST RUNS IN 500TH INTERNATIONAL MATCH

Virat Kohli - 100 in 2023* (Test)

Kumar Sangakkara - 48 in 2013 (ODI)

Ricky Ponting - 44 in 2010 (ODI)

MS Dhoni - 32* in 2018 (T20I)
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