Virat Kohli hits 26th ODI hundred, behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Sanath Jayasuriya now

Virat Kohli is now behind Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30) and Sanath Jayasuriya (28) in the list of most ODI hundreds.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 24, 2016 2:56 pm
virat-kolhi759 Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 154, and powered India to seven-wicket win. (Source: AP)

Virat Kohli led India’s reply to New Zealand’s 285 runs with an unbeaten 154. This is his 26th ODI century, which makes him the fourth highest in the all time century list in the format. Kohli made the total in 134 balls, smashing 13 fours and 1 six in the process. This is also the highest score by any batsman in an ODI match at Mohali. He surpassed MS Dhoni’s 139 against Australia in 2013.

Amongst the all-time highest century-scorers Kohli is only behind Sanath Jayasuriya (28), Ricky Ponting (30) and Sachin Tendulkar (49). Kohli, along with ODI skipper MS Dhoni put up a 151 run partnership for the third wicket. Dhoni himself became only the fourth Indian batsman and third wicket-keeper outright to have crossed 9,000 career runs in ODIs.

Virat Kohli also holds the record for the fastest ODI century ever scored by an Indian batsman that he achieved in a whirlwind innings of 100 in just 52 balls against Australia.

With this victory, India take a 2-1 lead over New Zealand in the five-match ODI series. India need to win the series 4-1 at least to move up the ICC ODI rankings.

India’s five-match ODI series against New Zealand was preceded by a three-match Test series. Kohli, who is the Test skipper, led India to a 3-0 whitewash over the visitors. Because of this, India went top of the ICC Test rankings and Kohli received the Test mace. In the third Test, Kohli became the first Indian Test captain to score two double centuries.

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  1. I
    Oct 24, 2016 at 3:02 am
    While Virat is brilliant and perhaps the world's best chaser, Hashim Amla is not far behind, with 23 centuries off just 137 innings !
  2. M
    Oct 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm
    Well done Virat Kohli..... I am sure Indians love your technique, gamesmanship, above all your "will to win".....But, make sure the Media does not spoil your concentration by prying into your "love life"... If the Papparazzi get too close to your private moments, throw some mirchi-ma up their noses. For best results, use Baba Ramdev's mirchi powder.....It is very potent, you know what I mean, wink, wink, 'say no more'.
  3. A
    Ashok Mazumdar
    Oct 24, 2016 at 2:43 am
    Virat Kohli is Truly lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We love you👍☺
  4. A
    Oct 24, 2016 at 10:42 am
    Hashim Amla will break all the records.
  5. T
    Oct 24, 2016 at 2:55 am
    Kohli will over takr all these .See the numbe rof one dayers pla is only about 160
  6. R
    Raj V
    Oct 24, 2016 at 1:57 am
    Virat, God bless you. you are a shining example of strength and positivity for our youth.
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