SA vs IND, 2nd Test: Virat Kohli eyes another record

File photo of Virat Kohli.© AFP

India skipper Virat Kohli is on the verge of creating another record ahead of the second Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. He is currently the second highest run-scorer in the longest format among visiting batsmen in Johannesburg. Only New Zealand’s John Reid is ahead of the 33-year-old in the list, who has scored 316 runs in two Tests. Kohli is second on the list with 310 runs in Tests.

Most Test Runs in Johannesburg (by Touring Players)

John Reid (NZ) – 316

Virat Kohli (India) – 310

Ricky Ponting (Australia) – 263

Rahul Dravid (India) – 262

Damien Martin (AUS) – 255

The Indian captain has an impressive record at the Wanderers Stadium, scoring one century and two half-centuries in two Tests.

Veteran batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who is going through a rough patch at the moment, is not far from Kohli in the list, who has scored 229 runs at the venue.

In the first Test at Centurion, Kohli started well in the first innings but threw his wicket after chasing a ball outside the off-stump. He was dismissed in the same way in the second innings as well.

The star batsman will also be aiming to end his century drought, which has not made him reach the three-figure mark in more than two years.

Most importantly, Team India will be eyeing a win in Johannesburg, which will seal their maiden Test series win in South Africa.

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The visiting team won the first Test by 113 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

The second Test starts on Monday, January 3.

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