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Kohli makes history with sixth Test double century as captain

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Virat Kohli on Sunday became the first international test skipper to hit six Test double centuries after he cracked a career-best 243 against Sri Lanka in the 3rd test in New Delhi.

The 29-year old recorded his second successive double ton in third Test of the three-match series to go past West Indies great Brian Lara, who had five double hundreds as the captain.

In-form Kohli, fresh from his 213 in the second test against Sri Lanka in the second Test in Nagpur last Sunday, achieved the feat in the first session of day two after he pulled paceman Suranga Lakmal for a couple of runs.

The Delhi-born star, batted for over seven hours from day one as smashed 25 boundaries in his 287-ball stay at the crease, and was finally trapped lbw by left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan in the afternoon sesison.

Kohli with his double hundred joined batting greats Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in India´s list of most double hundreds by batsmen in Tests.

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