Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in chases

first_imgVirat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most hundreds in chases during the fifth and final One-Day International against West Indies in Jamaica.While The Little Master took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds, he has taken just 102 innings to score 18 ODI tons while batting second.Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and West Indies’ Chris Gayle are joint third with 11 tons each while Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar and Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya have 10 centuries each while chasing.Most 100s in chases in ODIs:18 VIRAT KOHLI (in 102 inns)17 S Tendulkar (in 232)11 T Dilshan/ C Gayle10 Saeed Anwar/ S Jayasuriya#WIvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) July 6, 2017This was also his 28th ODI hundred and he now equalled Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of 28 tons in ODIs and will be joint third with the Sri Lankan in the list of most ODI centuries. Only Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Ricky Ponting (30) have more centuries than him the 50-over format.Tendulkar has 18,426 runs from 463 ODIs while the Indian captain has amassed 8257 runs so far from 189 matches.Kohli, who had a quiet series to his standards before this match, came out with intent and was positive right from the word go.Chasing 206 to win the fifth and final ODI, India lost Shikhar Dhawan in the first over for 4 with the score on 5. He steadied the ship with in-form Ajinkya Rahane and struck a 79-run partnership with the Mumbaikar, before the opener fell for 39 in the 19th over.Kohli continued his seamless batting and reached his fifty off 67 balls with a beautifully timed boundary of the bowling off Ashely Nurse in the 22nd over. The 28-year-old then made sure that the batting doesn’t falter like before and held one end and allowed Dinesh Karthik to settle in before accelerating.advertisementThe Indian captain hit a six off Roston Chase to reach the three-figure mark off 115 balls. He hit 12 fours and two maximums in his innings. He struck an unbeaten partnership of 122 runs for the third wicket with Karthik to finish off the game.Kohli finished as the second-highest run-getter in the series with 244 runs from five matches. Rahane was the highest run-getter with 336 runs.His 115-ball 111 not out helped India clinch the five-match ODI series 3-1.last_img

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