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India captain becomes world number one Test batsman

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 6, 2018 17:04

India captain becomes world number one Test batsman

Virat Kohli has become the number one Test batsman in the world following his century in India’s 31-run defeat by England at Edgbaston. The India captain, who has moved to the top of the International Cricket Council rankings, scored 149 not out in the first innings and 51 in the second. Kohli has ended former Australia skipper Steve Smith’s 32-month reign as the top Test batsman. Smith is currently serving a 12-month international ban for ball-tampering. Kohli, who has scored 22 tons in 67 matches, said his first century in England “does not matter” after defeat. He is the first Indian to top the rankings since Sachin Tendulkar in June 2011.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 6, 2018 17:04

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