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Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs

Virat Kohli's 86-run knock put him level with the West Indies legend. Both took 114 innings to reach the landmark.

Cricketnext Staff |November 21, 2013, 8:27 PM IST
Virat Kohli equals Viv Richards, fastest to reach 5000 ODI runs

Kochi: Virat Kohli continues to scale new peaks, with his 86 in the first ODI against West Indies here on Thursday putting him level with batting legend Vivian Richards as quickest to 5000 ODI runs. Both have done it in 114 innings.

Kohli, needing 82 to enjoy the company of West Indies legend, came out attacking in India's chase of a modest 211 put on board by the visitors. He and Rohit Sharma added 130 runs for the second wicket to take the sting out of the Caribbean attack. India won the match easily in the end, reaching home in 35.2 overs to win by six wickets.

The quickest-to-5000-ODI-runs club, headed by Kohli and Richards, also includes two other West Indies legends Brian Lara and Gordon Greenidge. They are followed by South Africa's AB de Villiers.

Before Kohli, former India captain Sourav Ganguly was the fastest Indian to score 5000 ODI runs in 126 innings. He is No. 5 on that list now.

Fastest to 5000 ODI runs (in least number of innings)

Viv Richards - 114

Virat Kohli - 114

Brian Lara - 118

Gordon Greenidge - 121

AB de Villiers - 124

Sourav Ganguly - 126

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