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India vs Australia | Kohli Becomes Fastest to Score 5000 Runs as ODI Skipper

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday became the fastest to 5,000 runs in ODI cricket as captain of a side.

IANS |January 19, 2020, 9:07 PM IST
India vs Australia | Kohli Becomes Fastest to Score 5000 Runs as ODI Skipper

Bengaluru: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday became the fastest to 5,000 runs in ODI cricket as captain of a side.

Kohli brought it up with a sumptuous shot past cover for four off Mitchell Starc during India's decisive third ODI against Australia at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.

Kohli is the fastest to the landmark by a fair margin. His predecessor MS Dhoni got the milestone in 127 innings while Kohli has done it in just 82.

Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is third on the list having got there in 131 innings while South African Graeme Smith is fourth on 135.

Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly completes the top five having got to the mark in 136 innings.

Kohli reached the mark during India's chase of a target of 287 set by Australia earlier in the day. The series is level 1-1 with India having won the second ODI in Rajkot on Friday. They are looking to avoid a second consecutive ODI series defeat at home to Australia.

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2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
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