Virat Kohli's No. 4 quest begins on a high

Virat Kohli, who walked out at No 4 in place of the recently-retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, stamped his authority with a stroke-filled century.

updated: December 19, 2013 01:37 IST
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Flamboyant batsman Virat Kohli's life as India's No. 4 batsman in the longer format of the game was off to a promising start as he brought up his fifth Test century in the third session of Day One of the first Test between India and South Africa at Johannesburg on Wednesday, becoming the eighth Indian to score a ton in the rainbow nation and third at the Wanderers. This is Kohli's second hundred in 2013, with his previous one coming against Australia in Chennai in February. (Scorecard | Highlights)

Kohli surpassed his previous best of 116 against Australia at Adelaide but was dismissed in the final session for a well-made 119 by Jacques Kallis. His knock laid the foundation for India to finish the first day of the opening Test on 255 for five. (Virat Kohli promised me a century: Coach)

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