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India vs Aus 2nd ODI Recap: Virat Kohli Scores 40th ODI Century; Shatters Many Records

India’s win in the second ODI versus Australia is much of a reason to celebrate. Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli broke five records during his innings. Virat played fabulously and scored 116 runs against tough Australian bowlers.

India’s start was not a good one when Rohit Sharma got six-ball duck out. Virat came in the game at 0/1 and helped his team to set a score of 250 runs. He scored 116 runs in 159 balls.

With the win, India took their lead to 2-0 in the 5-match ODI series.

 

Here is a look at the records broken by Virat Kohli during his innings

 

  • Virat Kohli scored a total of 9000 international runs as a captain during his innings. He is the sixth captain to achieve the feat after Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith, Stephen Fleming, MS Dhoni and Allan Border.

Kohli also got to his fortieth century during the innings. No other captain has even scored 7000 international runs as captain in 159 innings. West Indies’ Brian Lara is the closest, having reached 7000 runs in 164 innings.

  • Virat also became the fastest batsman to score 9000 international runs in the ODI. He broke Ricky Ponting’s record of achieving this target in 204 balls. Virat is the fastest to score 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 and 8000 international runs as a team captain.

The 30-year-old has already crossed 10000 runs in ODI cricket while also owns over 6600 Test runs.

    • Kohli also surpassed MS Dhoni for being the highest scorer at the VCA stadium in Nagpur with 325 268 runs. Earlier Dhoni had the highest score of 268 runs in total at the stadium.

 

  • The major highlight of the match was Virat Kohli’s 40th century in the ODI. The only cricketer other than Virat to score 40 and above ODI centuries is the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar.

While Kohli and Tendulkar sit atop the list, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting sits at the second place with 25 tons in ODI wins. Hashim Amla and Sanath Jayasuriya are tied at the third place with 24 centuries in winning cause in the 50-overs format.

  • Virat Kohli, who hit 10 fours in his innings, recorded 1000 fours in ODIs. He is the 12th cricketer to achieve this feat and the fourth Indian after Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Adding these five records in his achievement list, Virat Kohli continues to rule the game of cricket. India hopes for him to achieve greater success in the upcoming World Cup.

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Nandini Sharma
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