Virat Kohli first cricketer to win 50 international matches across formats

Virat Kohli on Monday became the first cricketer in history to register 50 wins in international cricket across formats after India crushed New Zealand by 372 runs in the Mumbai Test to clinch the two-match series 1-0.

Kohli’s 50th Test win added to his tally of 153 ODI victories and 59 T20I triumphs, making him the only player to achieve the feat in international cricket.

Kohli had skipped the first Test in Kanpur but returned to lead the side to India’s biggest win by runs and extend their record streak to 14 successive series victory on home soil. India also dethroned the World Test Champions from the top spot of the rankings to regained numero uno position.

“Congratulations @imVkohli. The first player with 50 international wins in each format of the game,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India tweeted.

Kohli also registered his 11th successive Test series triumph from as many played in India as captain. The win at the Wankhede Stadium also saw India stretch their unbeaten run against New Zealand in home Test series to 14.

This was also India’s 4th successive Test series win over the Black Caps at home. The World Test Champions had last won a red-ball match in India in 1988 at this venue.

 

 

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