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Highlights: Centurion Kohli emulates Gavaskar, Viswanath, VVS...

November 17, 2016 21:01 IST

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli bats during Day 1. Photograph: BCCI

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara hit centuries to give India the upperhand after the opening day's play of the second Test against England, on Thursday.

Playing in his 50th Test, Kohli was unbeaten on 151, while Pujara made 119 as India reached 317 for four at the close after winning the toss in the first ever Test match in the port city of Visakhapatnam.

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Check out the statistical highlights on the first day's play:

# Virat Kohli is the sixth Indian batsman to register a hundred in his 50th Test, joining Polly Umrigar, Gundappa Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev.

# Kohli has registered six centuries of 140-plus out of his last seven hundred. In his first seven Test centuries, he did not touch 120 even once.

# Kohli has recorded two hundreds against England out of his overall tally of 14.

# Kohli's tally of 14 Test hundreds includes five in India. His three innings of 150 as captain have been bettered by only two Indian captains -- Sunil Gavaskar (5) and Mohammad Azharuddin (5).

# Murali Vijay completed his 3000 runs in Tests at an average of 40.54 in 44 Tests.

# Pujara has hit four hundreds against England -- the most by him against any side in Tests. His overall tally is 10 centuries -- eight at home and two away from home.

# Pujara has posted three hundreds in consecutive Tests - one each at Indore (vs New Zealand), Rajkot and Visakhapatnam (both vs England) - all three at new Test centres.

# Apart from Pujara, four other batsmen - Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Virat Kohli and Moeen Ali - have registered three centuries in Tests this year.

# KL Rahul registered his first duck in Tests.

# Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara put on a partnership of 226 - India's third highest partnership for the third wicket against England in Tests - the highest being 316 between Yashpal Sharma and Gundappa Viswanath at Chennai in January 1982.

# The above stand is the highest by Pujara-Kohli pair for any wicket in Tests, surpassing the 222 for the third wicket against South Africa at Johannesburg in December 2013.

# James Anderson has captured 85 wickets (ave.26.50) in 20 Tests -- the most by an England bowler against India in Tests.

# For the first time in a Test match against India in India, seven left-handed batsmen have appeared.

# For the sixth time in the first innings of a Test match, number three (Pujara) and four (Kohli) have registered hundreds - the last instance being Rahul Dravid (129) and Sachin Tendulkar (122 not out) vs  Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2007.

# In 19 consecutive Tests under Virat Kohli's captaincy, India did not field the same playing eleven.

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