Virat Kohli only behind Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most ODI centuries

Earlier, Virat Kohli also became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs. The India captain took seven innings less than AB de Villiers to reach the milestone

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 7, 2017 10:23 am
Virat brought up his 28th ODI hundred on Friday. ( Source: AP)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli slammed his 28th ODI hundred against West Indies in the fifth ODI and en route broke yet another set of records. His 28th ODI century saw him go past Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most number of centuries while chasing in ODI cricket. While Sachin had 17, Kohli now has 18 hundreds. Incidentally, Sachin did it in 232 innings while Kohli did it in just 102.

In the list of most centuries, Kohli is now equal with former Sri Lanka batsman Sanath Jayasuriya. He now trails Ricky Ponting by just two while Sachin Tendulkar sits at the top with 49. While Sachin had his tally in 452 innings Kohli has achieved his 28 in 181. Earlier, Virat Kohli also became the fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs. The India captain took seven innings less than AB de Villiers to reach the milestone.

Meanwhile, against West Indies Kohli smashed an unbeaten 111. In his innings, he pulled, drove and cut with panache. He never let the bowlers settle in and took the attack to them every time the pressure built up. After the debacle in the last match, India would have been wary while coming out to chase. Loosing Shikhar Dhawan early did not help either. But Rahane and Kohli steadied the ship with a good partnership. Unlike the last game, they also kept the scoreboard ticking. Ultimately some sound batting by Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik and Virat Kohli saw India sail towards a comfortable win.

For his efforts with the bat in the final ODI Virat Kohli deservedly won the Man of the Match award. The award for the player of the match was handed to Ajinkya Rahane.

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  1. K
    Jul 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm
    a writer for an English newspaper and doesn't even know the difference of loosing and losing...point in context"Loosing Shikhar Dhawan early did not help either"...seriously...shame on you...
    1. Sankaran Krishnan
      Jul 7, 2017 at 4:22 pm
      Hope Mr.Virat Kohli will pass on the Most Centuries in ODI's if he plays like this for another couple of years and the chances are bright because he is coming One down and hope he will hold the record in the coming years and also bring laurels to the Country by winning the matches which is also important apart from creating history of records !!!
      1. Manoj Mishra
        Jul 7, 2017 at 10:30 am
        Kohli has not been firing for 4-5 months , but no questions asked. But when Dhoni failed twice , entire media suddenly found faults with capabilities of Dhoni....
        1. S
          Shameless Lalu
          Jul 8, 2017 at 2:57 am
          Bhai iss Gulami ki vichardhara se bahar aaiye. Kab tak sirf ek ki gulami karte rahoge. Virat khel raha hai, baat uski ho rahi hai phir aap kyon pagal ki tarah dhoni dhoni ro rahe ho. Mauka aur waqt dekh ke baat kiya karo
        2. S
          Jul 7, 2017 at 8:56 am
          Ajinkya Rahane was adjudged player of the series.
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