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Captain Virat Kohli breaks Mohammad Azharuddin's record

Hyderabad, Feb 13: Indian captain Virat Kohli today (February 13) broke Mohammad Azharuddin's record after leading the team to a comprehensive 208-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Test here.

Match scorecard; Day 5 report

On Monday, Indian bowlers came to the party as they bowled out Bangladesh for 250 in the second session of the 5th and final day.

A file picture of Virat Kohli

Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took 4 wickets each as the visitors faltered in their chase of 459.

With this latest success, Kohli surpassed former skipper Azharuddin's record. The 28-year-old Kohli is now the 3rd most successful Indian captain behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly. Today's was Kohli's 15th win as captain in 23 Tests.

Kohli is yet to lose a series as Test captain. In the current home season, he has led the team to victories over New Zealand (3-0), England (4-0) and now against Bangladesh (1-0).

India next host Australia in a 4-Test sereis starting in Pune on February 23.

Most Test wins as India captain (Top 6)

27 (60 matches) - MS Dhoni

21 (49) - Sourav Ganguly

15 - Virat Kohli (23)

14 - Mohammad Azharuddin (47)

9 each - Sunil Gavaskar (47), Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (40)

8 (25) - Rahul Dravid

OneIndia News

Story first published: Monday, February 13, 2017, 14:27 [IST]
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