Virat Kohli scored his maiden Test century at the Adelaide Oval in 2012. The star India batter, on his captaincy debut, scored hundreds in both innings against Australia. He then reached the three-figure mark at the venue during the 2015 ODI World Cup.
Kohli has five centuries at the Adelaide Oval, most by a visiting batter. There is no other venue where the former Indian captain has made as many tons.
On November 10, the 34-year-old continued his fine run at the Adelaide Oval with a half-century. Kohli came out to bat when India lost KL Rahul early in the first innings. He scored 50 runs in 40 balls with four fours and one six before giving his catch to Adil Rashid on Chris Jordan’s ball in the 18th over.
Kohli has been at his best on this ground not just in T20Is, but in ODIs and Tests as well. In the 10 games he has played in Adelaide, he has amassed 893 runs. He has scored two hundreds in his four ODIs, scoring a total of 244 runs. In Tests, he has smashed 509 runs in four Tests, which also includes three centuries and one fifty.
Virat struck an unbeaten 90 against the hosts on January 26 in his sole T20I game at the Adelaide Oval, helping India reach 188/3 after 20 overs. He hit 2 sixes and 9 fours and was also named as the Man of the Match.
Additionally, the Indian batting legend has achieved yet another major batting milestone in the game’s shortest format. He became the first T20I batter to score 4,000 runs at Adelaide Oval in the second semifinal against England. Virat has now scored 4,008 runs in 107 innings played across 115 matches.