On the best way to his 43rd One Day Worldwide century, India captain Virat Kohli created yet one more world file as he grew to become the primary batsman to attain 20,000 worldwide runs in 10 years. On Wednesday, Kohli scored his second consecutive century to assist India beat West Indies by six wickets within the third and last ODI of the three-match rubber.
The 30-year-old performed an unbeaten knock of 114 to assist India chase down the revised goal of 255 (DLS technique), thereby clinching the collection 2-0.
On the record of most worldwide runs scored in a decade, Kohli is adopted by former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting who scored 18,962 runs. Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is third within the record with 16,777 runs, adopted Mahela Jayawardene (16,304 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (15,999 runs), Sachin Tendulkar (15,962 runs), Rahul Dravid (15,853 runs), and Hashim Amla (15,185 runs).
Kohli’s ton on Wednesday additionally helped him equal Tendulkar’s file of most variety of centuries towards a single opposition in ODI cricket. Whereas Kohli has scored 9 centuries towards Windies, Tendulkar had scored 9 tons towards Australia.
The Indian skipper can be only one century away from equalling Ricky Ponting within the variety of centuries scored by a skipper in ODIs.
Chasing a stiff revised 255-run goal on Duckworth-Lewis technique on Wednesday, Kohli scored unbeaten 114 and was ably supported by Shreyas Iyer to information India to a snug six-wicket win which translated right into a 2-Zero collection victory within the three-match rubber.
Earlier within the day, Chris Gayle enjoying in in all probability his final ODI smashed 72 runs to assist Windies put up a aggressive 240/7 within the rain-curtailed match after they elected to bat. Gayle, whose jersey had the quantity 301 on its again as a nod in direction of the variety of ODIs he has performed, was congratulated by the Indian gamers and given a standing ovation by the group as he walked off.