Virat Kohli hits 28th ODI hundred to equal Sanath Jayasuriya’s record

first_imgVirat Kohli hit his 28th One-Day International hundred to help India clinch the five-match series against the West Indies 3-1.He now equals Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of 28 tons in ODIs and will be joint third with the Sri Lankan in the list of most ODI centuries. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Ricky Ponting (30) have more centuries than him the 50-over format.He scored a hundred after 12 matches. His last ton came against England when he scored 122 in Pune earlier this year in January.Virat Kohli also surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in chases. While the Little Master took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds, he has taken just 102 innings to score 18 ODI tons while batting second.Kohli, who had a quiet series to his standards before this match, came out with intent and was positive right from the word go.Chasing 206 to win the fifth and final ODI, India lost Shikhar Dhawan in the first over for 4 with the score on 5. He steadied the ship with in-form Ajinkya Rahane and struck a 79-run partnership with the Mumbaikar, before the opener fell for 39 in the 19th over.Kohli continued his seamless batting and reached his fifty off 67 balls with a beautifully timed boundary of the bowling off Ashely Nurse in the 22nd over. The 28-year-old then made sure that the batting doesn’t falter like before and held one end and allowed Dinesh Karthik to settle in before accelerating.The Indian captain hit a six off Roston Chase to reach the three-figure mark off 115 balls. He hit 12 fours and two maximums in his innings.advertisement He struck an unbeaten partnership of 122 runs for the third wicket with Karthik to finish off the game.Kohli finished as the second-highest run-getter in the series with 244 runs from five matches. Rahane was the highest run-getter with 336 runs.last_img

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