On another day of many milestones , Virat Kohli reached his seventh double century in the longest format as he dominated a hapless South Africa bowling attack in the second Test being played in Pune.
Kohli reached the landmark immediately after tea and in the process, crossed the run-tally of Sir Don Bradman and reached 7,000 Test runs as well.
At tea, Kohli reached 194 in his 50th Test as captain with India on 473/4 on day two of the second Test on Friday. Kohli had put on 97 for the fifth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja who was on 25.
The skipper started the day on 63, surviving hostile fast bowling from Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander. He brought up his hundred before lunch with a delightful straight drive for a boundary off Philander and has hit 28 fours so far.
His 178-run stand with overnight partner Ajinkya Rahane – who made 58 before becoming spinner Keshav Maharaj’s 100th Test victim in the only wicket to fall Friday – took the attack to the opposition bowlers.
India had already been boosted by opener Mayank Agarwal’s second successive hundred.
Agarwal made 108 and put on 138 for the second wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored 58, after India elected to bat first.
A series victory for India, who won the first of the three Tests on Sunday, will see them beat the record of 10 straight home series wins they share with Australia.