West Indies v India, 1st Test, Antigua, 2nd day July 22, 2016

Kohli the captain breaks new ground

Key numbers from the second day's play in Antigua, where Virat Kohli continued setting records

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1 Number of double-centuries by India captains away from home when Virat Kohli reached 200 on the second day in Antigua. The previous highest score by an India captain overseas was 192 by Mohammad Azharuddin against New Zealand in Auckland in 1989-90.

2006 The last time an Indian batsman made a double-century in Tests outside Asia - Wasim Jaffer's 212 at St John's.

566 for 8 India's total was their second highest in West Indies. Their highest is 588 for 8 in Gros Islet in 2006. India's total is also the highest by any team in North Sound.

27 Kohli's age, making him the youngest captain to score a double-century in West Indies. Denis Atkinson was the youngest when he made 219 at age of 28 in 1955. Kohli is only the third visiting captain to score a double-hundred in West Indies and first in more than 50 years.

197 Kohli previous highest first-class score before the 200 in Antigua. He had scored those runs for Delhi against Pakistan's Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited at the Feroz Shah Kotla in 2008-09. His previous highest Test score was 169 at the MCG in 2014.

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152 The average of Kohli's last five Test centuries - 141, 169, 147, 103 and 200. The highest of his first seven centuries was only 119. (Click here for the list of his 12 Test centuries.)

2 Number of instances of a team having 50-plus partnerships for each wicket from second to seventh in an innings. The only team to do this before India in Antigua was Sri Lanka against India in Colombo (SSC) in 2008.

2 Number of players with three Test centuries at No. 6 or lower against West Indies - Kapil Dev and R Ashwin. Ashwin's first two centuries had come at No. 8 and this one was his maiden innings at No. 6. He averages 64.66 against West Indies, second only to Sunil Gavaskar among India players who have played five or more innings against them.

163 Runs conceded by legspinner Devendra Bishoo, the most by a West Indies bowler against India at home. Their other spinner, part-timer Roston Chase, was the fourth West Indies bowler to concede 100 runs or more on debut without a wicket.

22 Number of consecutive innings without a 50-plus opening stand for West Indies. Their last such partnership was against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in December 2014. Since 2015 their average for the first wicket is only 17, their highest has been 35 and longest 15.1 overs. Their figures are the worst among all teams.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • RAAJ101 on July 23, 2016, 11:40 GMT

    I am sure if Virat Kohli scores 150 runs versus England in England then he will rate those 150 runs better knock than this 200

  • straightbat50 on July 23, 2016, 8:24 GMT

    Without doubt one of the world's best and almost certainly will join the list of legends. But surely he couldn't have had an easier pitch, friendlier bowlers (Gabriel apart), a more clueless captain or a more depressed team to play against. Only 2 wicket taking bowlers, more Indian than West Indian fans in the mostly empty stands and if ever he had any concerns all he had to do was look around at the dejected WI players and he knew that Lara's test best score was within reach, hence his great disappapointment in getting himself out. Did anyone notice how little he celebrated his double hundred? It was lamost like he was emabarrassed to be have scored it against such a poor opposition - "sheepish" is how ESPN described his appearance after he walked off at tea with his 200. Holder was clearly overawed by him from the start and backed away on the first sight of his attacking intent. That tells a batsman that he is in charge and the rest is easy. Yet a 100 is a 100 and he is a class act!

  • NCP1 on July 23, 2016, 4:07 GMT

    Good to see Virat scoring 200. He looks very fit and energetic, he should get many more for India. This will put him up there with the very best.

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