IND vs SL: Virat Kohli hits third century in four ODIs, breaks Tendulkar’s record of most home hundreds

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Virat Kohli recorded his second century of 2023 on Sunday during India’s third One-Day International against Sri Lanka at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.

This was Kohli’s third century in the last four ODI innings. Kohli had marked his first ODI century in over three years during India’s tour to Bangladesh in December 2022 and followed it up with a century in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati.

Kohli came in to bat in the 17th over when captain Rohit Sharma departed after scoring 42 runs. Kohli recorded a 131-run partnership with Shubman Gill for the second wicket. Kohli then reached the three-figure mark off just 85 balls in the 43rd over.

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Kohli’s 46th ODI ton put him just three behind Sachin Tendulkar’s record tally of 49 centuries in the format.

The 34-year-old also broke Tendulkar’s record of most ODI centuries at home with his 21st ton in 100 innings.

It was his 10th ton against Sri Lanka. He breached Tendulkar (9 centuries vs Australia) and his own record (9 centuries vs West Indies) for the most ODI tons against a single opposition.

Kohli also stormed past Mahela Jayawardena (12,650) to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket.

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