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Virat Kohli equals Sourav Ganguly's captaincy record for joint highest away Test wins

India's victory in the 'Boxing Day Test' marks their fourth biggest win against Australia in Test cricket, with the visitors enjoying a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. 

Virat Kohli equals Sourav Ganguly's captaincy record for joint highest away Test wins
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Skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday equalled former cricketer Sourav Ganguly's record for registering the highest away Test wins as an Indian captain. 

Kohli emerged victorious in his 11th Test as a captain during the 'Boxing Day Test' against Australia in Melbourne, where India won by a margin of 137 runs. The 30-year-old has accumulated the tally in 24 away Tests in comparison to Ganguly who took 28 Tests.

The cricketer also recorded his fourth win in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia) countries, during the same clash. He has surpassed former Indian captains MS Dhoni and MAK Pataudi who have emerged victorious thrice.  

India's victory in the 'Boxing Day Test' marks their fourth biggest win against Australia in Test cricket, with the visitors enjoying a 2-1 lead in the four-match series. 

After dominating with bat and ball over the course of the one-sided clash, Virat Kohli and his side will enjoy a genuine belief that they can emerge as the first Indian side to win a series Down Under with a positive result in Sydney.