Virat Kohli Smashes 46th ODI Hundred, Becomes Fifth Highest Run-scorer In One Day Internationals

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Kohli
achieved
the
feats
during
the
third
and
final
ODI
of
the
three-match
series
between

India

and

Sri
Lanka

at
the
Greenfield
International
Stadium
in
Thiruvananthapuram.

First
up,
the
34-year-old
surpassed
former
Sri
Lanka
captain
Mahela
Jayawardene
to
become
the
fifth
highest
run-getter
in
ODIs.
Kohli
has
now
scored
12,754
runs
in
the
format
in
259
innings.
Jayawardene
had
scored
12,650
runs
in
418
innings.

Kohli
also
has
the
highest
batting
average
in
the
50-over
format.
He
has
scored
at
an
impressive
average
of
58.23.
Only
former
India
captain
Mahendra
Singh
Dhoni
has
an
average
of
50
plus
in
ODIs
for
players
with
more
than
10000
runs.

Top
10
Most
ODI
Runs


Player

Team

Runs

Innings

Average
Sachin
Tendulkar
India 18426 452 44.83
Kumar
Sangakkara
Sri
Lanka
14234 380 41.98
Ricky
Ponting
Australia 13704 365 42.03
Sanath
Jayasuriya
Sri
Lanka
13430 433 32.36
Virat
Kohli
India 12754 259 58.23
Mahela
Jayawardene
Sri
Lanka
12650 418 33.37
Inzamam
Ul
Haq
Pakistan 11739 350 39.52
Jacques
Kallis
South
Africa
11579 314 44.36
Sourav
Ganguly
India 11363 300 41.02
Rahul
Dravid
India 10889 318 39.16

Later
in
the
innings,
Kohli
got
closer
to
Sachin
Tendulkar’s
record
for
most
hundreds
in
ODIs
with
his
46th
century.
The
Indian
icon
Tendulkar
has
49
hundreds
to
his
name
in
the
format.

Kohli
got
to
the
landmark
very
quick
as
he
took
just
259
innings
to
score
46
hundreds,
while
Tendulkar,
who
holds
the
record
for
most
hundreds
in
international
cricket,
took
431
innings
to
get
to
his
46th
ODI
hundred.

Kohli
is
on
a
record-breaking
spree
since
the
end
of
last
year
as
he
has
scored
three
hundreds
in
his
last
four
ODI
appearances.
He
broke
his
long
drought
with
a
century
in
the
Asia
Cup
against
Afghanistan
last
year.

Few
months
later,
he
scored
his
first
ODI
century
in
a
long
time
in
Bangladesh
and
has
continued
the
run
with
two
hundreds
in
the
three
matches
against
Sri
Lanka
at
home.

With
an
unbeaten
knock
of
166
from
110
balls,
Kohli
also
scored
150
plus
in
ODIs
for
the
fifth
time.
He
is
now
level
with
Tendulkar
and
Chris
Gayle
for
the
feat
and
only
behind
David
Warner
(6)
and
Rohit
Sharma
(8)
for
most
150
plus
scores
in
ODIs.

Virat
Kohli
Most
ODI
Hundreds
vs
Sri
Lanka

Kohli
also
achieved
an
unique
feat
for
most
ODI
hundreds
against
a
single
opposition.
He
has
10
Hundreds
vs
Sri
Lanka
in
ODIs
with
his
latest
knock.
Here
is
a
breakdown
of
his
46
ODI
hundreds
versus
teams:


Versus

Innings

100s
Sri
Lanka
49 10
West
Indies
41 9
Australia 41 8
New
Zealand
26 5
Bangladesh 15 4
South
Africa
28 4
England 35 3
Pakistan 13 2
Zimbabwe 6 1

As
an
incredible
stat,
Kohli
also
holds
the
record
for
most
centuries
in
wins
in
the
ODI
format.
He
has
scored
37
hundreds
in
wins
followed
by
Tendulkar,
who
has
33
tons
and
former
Australia
captain
Ricky
Ponting,
who
has
scored
25
hundreds
in
winning
cause.

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