Virat Kohli Scores His 20th ODI Century On Home Soil, Matches Sachin Tendulkar’s Record
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For the most tonnes smashed in his country, he has equaled the record established by famed Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. ...
...In-home games, both batters have 20 hundreds. Virat needed 99 innings to reach this goal whereas Sachin needed 160 innings.
In addition to these two, South Africans Ricky Ponting (14 tonnes in Australia in 151 innings) and Hashim Amla (14 tonnes in SA in 69 innings) are also on the list for the most ODI tonnes at home in history.
Virat Kohli Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s Another Record
Kohli took a single on the second ball of bowler Kasun Rajitha’s second delivery of the 47th over to get yet another ...
...century, giving him back-to-back hundreds in ODIs. In the third ODI last month versus Bangladesh, he hit a hundred.
Virat Kohli’s most recent century took 80 balls to complete and included 10 boundaries and a six. Rajitha bowled Virat out for 113 runs off 87 balls.
Virat Kohli also broke Sachin’s record for the most ODI hundreds scored by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka. Compared to Sachin’s eight centuries against the island country, he has nine versus Sri Lanka.
Additionally, Virat has eight versus Australia and nine against the West Indies in ODI matches. Virat was the team’s leading scorer when India batted after Sri Lanka choose to bowl first after winning the toss.
Mohammed Shami (4*) and Mohammed Siraj (5*) were also undefeated as India reached a massive 373/7 in 50 overs.
Shreyas Iyer (28 of 24 balls), KL Rahul (39 of 29 balls), and opener Shubman Gill (70 off 60) all made significant contributions.
The second One Day International (ODI) will be played in Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on January 12 in contrast to the first, which will be played in Eden Gardens in Kolkata.