Without a shadow of doubt, Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world. Irrespective of the format and the conditions, the Indian skipper is scoring runs and is currently at number one spot on the ICC Test and ODI rankings.
This year in Tests, Kohli has scored 1063 runs in just 18 innings, at a breath-taking average of 59.05. This includes as many as 4 hundreds and 4 fifties. He is on course to break most of the batting records established by the little master, Sachin Tendulkar.
India will begin the 4-Test series against Australia, with the first Test from Dec 06 - Dec 10 at Adelaide Oval. In this article, let us take a look at five of his best Test knocks against the Kangaroos.
#5 115 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, December 9, 2014
Stats: 115 runs off 184 balls, 12 fours
India toured Australia for 4-Test series down under with the first Test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. After winning the toss, Michael Clarke chose to bat first. They scored 517 runs before declaring and the Indian bowlers did not enjoy great success as they got clobbered for runs all around the ground.
In return, India were 111-2 with Kohli and Pujara in the crease. The Indian skipper stitched an 81 run partnership with Pujara and when the latter got dismissed, he built some key partnerships with Rahane and Rohit Sharma to take India to a good total of 444.
Kohli finished the innings with 115 runs off 184 deliveries, accompanied by 12 fours. This was Virat's second century at Adelaide Oval, seventh Test century and third against the Aussies.
India would go on to lose the game by 48 runs, with Kohli slamming a brilliant ton yet again, in the second innings.