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The third match of the four-Test series between India and England starts on Wednesday at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. If Team India captain Virat Kohli scores a century in this match, then he can become the world’s third batsman and India’s first batsman to score two centuries in the Pink Ball Test. Virat scored a century in the day-night test against Bangladesh in Kolkata in 2019.
Asad Shafiq and Labushen at the forefront
Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq and Australia batsman Marnus Labusheen are at the forefront of scoring a century in a Pink Ball Test match. Both Shafiq and Labushen have scored 2-2 centuries playing four day-night test matches. 16 other batsmen including Indian captain Virat Kohli have scored a century each.
Australian batsmen have the most centuries
The Australian team has played the most day-night Test matches. Therefore, the batsmen are also ahead in the number of centuries. 7 centuries have been scored in 8 day-night Test matches for Australia. Pakistan ranks second in this case. 4 centuries have been scored in 4 pink ball test by Pakistan. South Africa are third in this list with 3 centuries in 2 Tests.
No captain has scored 2 centuries yet
No captain has scored two centuries in day-night Test matches. If Virat scores a century in the third Test, he will become the first captain in the world to achieve this feat. As of now, five batsmen have scored 1-1 centuries in the day-night Test match as captain. Apart from Virat, Faf Duplessis (South Africa), Joe Root (England), Steve Smith (Australia) and Kane Williamson (New Zealand).
David Warner and Steve Smith lead in scoring
Australia’s two leading batsmen David Warner and Steve Smith lead the way in scoring runs in day-night Test matches. Warner has scored 596 runs in 6 pink ball test matches at an average of 59.60. At the same time, Steve Smith has scored 502 runs in 7 Tests at an average of 41.83. Labushen of Australia is in third place. He has scored 489 runs in 4 Tests at an average of 81.50. Virat Kohli is currently 12th in this list. He has scored 214 runs in 2 matches.