V Kohli emulates SP Fleming in scoring 250 plus runs in his 50th Test as captain

The following table furnishes the performance of seventeen captains in their 50th test. Column P50 indicates the 50th test.

No Player Team Mat P50 FI SI Total Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GC Smith SAF 109 50 2 002 NZl Centurion 16.11.07
2 AR Border Aus 93 50 89 83 172 Eng Sydney 02.01.83
3 SP Fleming NZl 80 50 274* 69* 343 Srl Col-PSS 25.04.03
4 RT Ponting Aus 77 50 79 079 NZl Adelaide 28.11.08
5 CH Lloyd Win 74 50 24 3 027 Ind Kingston 23.02.83
6 MS Dhoni Ind 60 50 19 29 048 SAF Johannesburg 18.12.13
7 AN Cook Eng 59 50 105 76* 181 Pak Manchester 22.07.16
8 SR Waugh Aus 57 50 100* 100 Ban Darwin 18.07.03
9 Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 56 50 31 13 044 NZl Christchurch 17.11.16
10 A Ranatunga Srl 56 50 20 43 063 SAF Cape Town 19.03.98
11 MA Atherton Eng 54 50 0 1 001 Win Georgetown 27.02.98
12 WJ Cronje SAF 53 50 0 000 Eng Cape Town 02.01.00
13 MP Vaughan Eng 51 50 0 21 021 SAF Leeds 18.07.08
14 V Kohli Ind 50 50 254*   254 SAF Pune 10.10.19
15 IVA Richards Win 50 50 2 60 062 Eng The Oval 08.08.91
16 AJ Strauss Eng 50 50 20 1 021 SAF Lord’s 16.08.12
17 MA Taylor Aus 50 50 2 2 04 Eng Sydney 02.01.99

V Kohli became the fifth captain the  annals of Test cricket to lead a team in his 50th test against South Africa.The performance of these five captains in their 50th test is furnished below.

No Player Team Mat P50 FI SI Total Oppn Ground Start Date
1 A Ranatunga Srl 56 50 20 43 063 SAF Cape Town 19.03.98
2 MP Vaughan Eng 51 50 0 21 021 SAF Leeds 18.07.08
3 AJ Strauss Eng 50 50 20 1 021 SAF Lord’s 16.08.12
4 MS Dhoni Ind 60 50 19 29 048 SAF Johannesburg 18.12.13
5 V Kohli Ind 50 50 254*   254 SAF Pune 10.10.19

AN Cook of England, SP Fleming of New Zealand, SR Waugh of Australia and V Kohli of India are the four captains who celebrated their 50th captaincy assignment with a century. The following table lists  their performance in their 50th test.V Kohli being the latest entry into this elite list

No Player Team Mat P50 FI SI Total Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AN Cook Eng 59 50 105 76* 181 Pak Manchester 22.07.16
2 SP Fleming NZl 80 50 274* 69* 343 Srl Col-PSS 25.04.03
3 SR Waugh Aus 57 50 100* 100 Ban Darwin 18.07.03
4 V Kohli Ind 50 50 254* 254 SAF Pune 10.10.19

V Kohli emulated SP Fleming in scoring 250 plus runs in his 50th test as captain. SP Fleming had scored 274 not out and 69 not out in his 50th test as  captain against Sri Lanka at Col-PSS in April 2003. V Kohli  scored 254 not out  against South Africa in the ongoing test at Pune.

No Player Team Mat P50 FI SI Total Oppn Ground Start Date
1 SP Fleming NZl 80 50 274* 69* 343 Srl Col-PSS 25.04.03
2 V Kohli Ind 50 50 254* 254 SAF Pune 10.10.19

Note – All Statistics as at the end of the second day of the ongoing test between India and South Africa at Pune, that is, 11.10.19

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