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Stats - Virat Kohli ends his Test century drought; Nathan Lyon tops Derek Underwood

Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ahmedabad, where Virat Kohli scored his first Test ton since November 2019

Virat Kohli doing something he doesn't normally do - sweep the ball, India vs Australia, 4th Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day, March 11, 2023

Virat Kohli notched his eighth hundred in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy  •  BCCI

41 Consecutive innings in Test cricket without a hundred for Virat Kohli before his century in Ahmedabad. Kohli's previous longest run without a Test century was 13 innings - before his maiden hundred in 2012.
Kohli's last Test century, his 27th hundred, came against Bangladesh in November 2019 in Kolkata, where he scored 136 in the day-night match. Kohli scored 1028 runs at an average of 25.70 with six fifties in the 41 innings during his century drought.
15 Test innings without a fifty for Kohli before his 186-run knock in Ahmedabad, his longest streak without a fifty-plus score in Test cricket. His previous longest streak without a Test fifty was ten innings in 2014.
8 Hundreds for Kohli in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the joint-second most by any batter. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with nine tons, while Ricky Ponting and Steven Smith have eight centuries each.
241 Balls Kohli needed to complete his century. It is the second slowest of Kohli's 28 hundreds in Test cricket. His slowest century came against England in Nagpur in 2012 off 289 balls.
3 Instances of fifty-plus partnerships for each of the first six wickets in a Test innings, including India in Ahmedabad. Australia became the first team with six fifty-plus stands for first six wickets during their first innings against West Indies in 1960 Brisbane Test, while Pakistan replicated the feat against Bangladesh in 2015 in Khulna.
10 Sixes hit by India during their first innings, the most by them in a Test innings against Australia. Previous highest were eight sixes - in Mumbai, 1986 and Chennai, 2013. It is only the fourth instance where Australia bowlers got hit for ten or more sixes in a Test innings.
56 Wickets for Nathan Lyon in Test cricket against India in India. Lyon's 56 wickets in India have come in 11 Tests with five five-wicket hauls. These are the most wickets for a visiting bowler in India, surpassing Derek Underwood, who had 54 scalps in 16 matches.
178.5 Overs batted by India during their first innings in Ahmedabad, their longest Test innings in nearly six years. They batted 210 overs in their first innings in the Ranchi Test in March 2017 against Australia.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo