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Virat Kohli Is The Second Indian To Hit 500 In A Test Series In Australia

India's captain Virat Kohli directs his players during the second day of their cricket test match against Australia in Adelaide, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

Captain Virat Kohli today became the second Indian batsman to score 500 runs in a Test series in Australia during the fourth and final match at the SCG here. Kohli, who came into the match with 499 runs from the three earlier matches of the series, reached that landmark by hitting a four of the bowling of off-spinner Nathan Lyon during the morning session in the 44th over of India's first innings. The 26-year-old Kohli, who was playing in his 33rd Test and seventh innings in this series, followed in the footsteps of batting legend Rahul Dravid who accumulated 619 runs from eight innings in the 2003-04 Australia tour. Kohli, who made his Test debut in 2011 against the West Indies, has already hit three centuries in the series.