India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday notched up his 38th century and turned into the primary Indian to attain 3 consecutive centuries in One-day Internationals (ODI). Whilst enjoying the 3rd ODI in opposition to the Windies on the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Pune, Virat Kohli reached the coveted three-figure mark off 110 balls within the 37.1 over. Instead of Virat Kohli, best 3 different batsmen have scored 3 consecutive masses in a bilateral sequence – Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas (in opposition to India), Quinton de Kock of South Africa (in opposition to India) and Babar Azam of Pakistan (in opposition to the West Indies).
This may be the primary time that the Indian captain scored a century in Pune.
Kohli, who surpassed batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to change into the quickest participant to succeed in 10,000 ODI runs, has been in a superb contact within the ongoing sequence.
The Indian run-machine, at 397*, has now gathered maximum runs in an ODI sequence in opposition to the Windies.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 27, 2018
Ajinkya Rahane (336 runs in five ODIs) is 2nd at the listing, whilst VVS Laxman (312 runs in 7 ODIs) is positioned 3rd.
Within the ultimate 15 finished ODI innings, Kohli has scored 1348 runs, recorded seven centuries and three fifties, at a mean of 122.55.
This may be Kohli’s 5th hundred in his ultimate six ODIs in India.
In the second one ODI in opposition to the Windies that led to a tie, Kohli no longer best turned into the quickest guy to succeed in 10,000 ODI runs but additionally the second one youngest (29y 353d) to the milestone after Tendulkar (27y 341d).
Now, he additionally holds the file of scoring 1,000 ODI runs in a calendar 12 months in fewest innings (11) improving his personal file of 2012 (15 innings).
Within the 2d ODI, Kohli finished four,000 runs ODIs at house. He turned into the quickest to take action as he took simply 78 innings as in comparison to Tendulkar’s 92.
He additionally took over Tendulkar’s combination of one,573 to change into India’s absolute best run-getter in ODIs in opposition to the Windies.