During the recently concluded Delhi Test against Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2022/23, former Indian captain Virat Kohli became the sixth cricketer and fastest to complete 25000 international runs.
When India were chasing 116 runs in the fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match Test series with two to go, Virat Kohli scored vital 20 runs before recording the first stumped out dismissal in his Test career.
During that batting performance, which was also his 549th international innings, Kohli completed his 25000 international runs. At the end of that innings, the right-handed batter scored 25012 runs in his international career.
Virat Kohli: 25012 runs in 549 international innings
After Sachin Tendulkar, Kohli became the second Indian to reach the 25000 international runs milestone.
Fourth Asian to reach the 25000 runs milestone in international cricket.
Sixth cricketer to score at least 25000 runs in international cricket.
Fastest to complete 25000 international runs.
(Special Note(s) of the below image: Innings – innings to complete 25000 international runs)
India won that match by 6 wickets
India finally won that Delhi Test by six wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match Test series at the end of the second Test. The hosts not only secured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth successive time, but they have also moved closer to securing their place for the Final of the World Test Championship 2021-2023.
In the Delhi Test, Australia chose to bat first after winning the toss. While the visitors scored 263 runs in the first innings, India replied with 262 runs.
Restarting with a one-run lead, Australia were once batting on 65/1 or 85/2 in their second innings. However, the home spinners Ravindra Jadeja (7/42) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3/59) just bundled out the Baggy Green batting line-up to only 113 runs.
The chasing was smooth for the hosts, as Cheteshwar Pujara, who was playing his 100th Test match, finished the game with a four.