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In Numbers: Virat Kohli Conquers Uncharted Territory With Another Sensational Achievement

Cricketnext Staff |October 28, 2018, 8:44 AM IST
In Numbers: Virat Kohli Conquers Uncharted Territory With Another Sensational Achievement

India captain Virat Kohli continued his Bradmanesque form as he became the first Indian batsman to hit three consecutive ODI centuries, reaching the milestone against West Indies in Pune.

After scoring a sensational 140 in Guwahati and an unbeaten 157 in Vizag, Kohli scored 107 in the third ODI but it wasn't enough in the end as India failed to cross the line. Only nine other players in the world have scored three consecutive ODI tons and Kohli has a chance to go after Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who holds the record with four consecutive ODI tons.

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Interestingly, this was also the first time that India had lost an ODI at home after Kohli had scored a century.

According to Cricviz, Kohli has scored 23 hundreds while chasing in ODIs, which is by far the most by any batsman. To put it into perspective, that's more than the overall hundreds scored by Ganguly (22), who is 3rd on the list of hundreds by Indians.

If these superhuman numbers aren't enough, Kohli also became the first player to score four consecutive tons in ODIs at home. He has scored five centuries in his last six ODI innings at home.

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Only Pakistan's Babar Azam (5) has scored more consecutive ODI tons in a particular country.

Since 2016, Kohli averages an incredible 97.10 while chasing, having scored 1845 runs in 28 innings.

The fact that Indian skipper is only 29-years-old shows that his best might be yet to come and that no record in ODI cricket is safe till the time Kohli is playing in the game.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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