India Vs England 5th Test, Chennai: Virat Kohli set to break 45-year-old record

In 1971, on his debut Test series, Sunil Gavaskar amassed 774 runs (4 matches, 8 innings) against West Indies on the Caribbean islands. It is still the highest aggregate by an Indian batsman.

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Chennai, Dec 16: A record which has stood for 45 years could be broken during the 5th India-England Test at Chennai's MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Ind-Eng 5th Test scorecard; Photos

The Test started today (December 16) with England captain Alastair Cook winning the toss and opting to bat first. However, to find out whether the long-standing Indian record is broken or not we have to wait. (India not invincible: Kohli)

In 1971, on his debut Test series, Sunil Gavaskar amassed 774 runs (4 matches, 8 innings) against West Indies on the Caribbean islands. It is still the highest aggregate by an Indian batsman in a series.

Now, captain Virat Kohli is on the verge of eclipsing that mark. With 640 runs so far in 4 matches, the Delhi right-hander needs 135 in Chennai Test to set a new record.

On current form, Kohli should break Gavaskar's record. He is the leading run scorer in the 5-match rubber, which the hosts have already won 3-0.


Most runs in a Test series for India

774 - Gavaskar (Vs West Indies in 1971)

732 - Gavaskar (Vs West Indies in 1978-79)

692 - Kohli (Vs Australia in 2014-15)

642 - Dilip Sardesai (Vs West Indies in 1971)

640 (after 4 Tests) - Kohli (Vs England in 2016)


Gavaskar's scores in 1971 Test series Vs West Indies (India won the series 1-0)

1st Test (Kingston): Did not play (Match drawn)

2nd Test (Debut) (Port of Spain): 65 and 67 not out (India won by 7 wickets)

3rd Test (Georgetown): 116 and 64 not out (Draw)

4th Test (Bridgetown): 1 and 117 not out (Draw)

5th Test (Port of Spain): 124 and 220 (Draw)

Total - 774 runs in 8 innings (4 100s, 3 50s, average - 154.80, highest score 220)


Kohli's scores Vs England in the current Test series (India lead 3-0)

1st Test (Rajkot): 40 and 49 not out

2nd Test (Visakhapatnam): 167 and 81

3rd Test (Mohali): 62 and 6 not out

4th Test (Mumbai): 235

5th Test (Chennai): Yet to bat

Total - 640 runs in 7 innings (2 100s, 2 50s, average - 128, highest score 235)

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