Indian captain Virat Kohli beats Ponting, Virat Kohli scripted history and added yet another feather to his glorious cap during the 3rd and final ODI against West Indies. Kohli struck his 43rd ODI hundred, leading India to a complete 6-wicket win on Wednesday in the rain-hit 3rd ODI, which also gave India a 2-0 series win in the 3rd-match series. The first ODI at Guyana was wiped out due to rain. Kohli scored a victorious 114 as India chased down the 255-run target with 15 balls to spare in a 35-overs-a-side match.
In the method, Virat Kohli beats Ponting, Kohli became the 1st batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a single decade. Kohli now has 20,502-runs across all 3-formats of the tournament. Out of these 20,502, Kohli has scored 20018 in the continuous decade.
Earlier, Australia’s former captain Ricky Ponting tied the record for getting most international runs in a decade with 18,962 runs to his faith in the 2000s.
Former South Africa All_Rounder Jacques Kallis is on the 3rd position with 16,777 runs in the. Former Sri Lankan sportsmen Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara are on the 4th and 5th position with 16,304 & 15,999 runs sequentially.
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is on the 6th position with 15,962 runs in the 2000s.
This was Kohli’s 97th 50-plus score in ODIs – the 5th most by any batsman.
He now has 11 50+ scores in the calendar year 2019. That’s joint-most by a batsman in 2019 with Rohit Sharma.
Kohli now has 9-centuries against West Indies in ODIs. That’s joint-most by an Indian batsman against any opposition in ODIs along with Sachin Tendulkar, who had the same number of centuries facing Australia.
The 30-year-old had also recorded a century in the second ODI of the series by scoring 120 runs. With this injury, Kohli had surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become the 2nd-highest runscorer for India in the ODI format.
He also became the highest runscorer against West Indies in the ODI format.