World Cup: Virat Kohli hits 48th ODI Century, Nears Sachin Tendulkar's Record
By siliconindia | Friday, 20 October 2023, 09:49:38 AM IST
Indian batsman Virat Kohli scored his 48th ODI century against Bangladesh in the ICC ODI World Cup 17th match at MCA stadium while chasing a 257-run target. With this century, Kohli moved one ODI century closer to Sachin Tendulkar's all-time ODI record of 49. He is currently a century away from the famous structure. In India's 257-run comeback against Bangladesh, Kohli was flawless, scoring his century in just 97 balls. The former captain of India scored 103 runs off 97 deliveries, smashing four sixes and six fours.
With this knock, Kohli also went past Mahela Jayawardene to become the all-time fourth top-scorer in international cricket. He is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (28,016 runs), and Ricky Ponting (27,483 runs) in this elite list. Kohli has now scored 26,026 runs in international cricket.
Kohli also overtook Brian Lara and Rohit Sharma to become the fourth-highest scorer (1289) in the history of ODI World Cups. He is now behind Sachin Tendulkar (2278 runs), Ricky Ponting (1743 runs), and Kumar Sangakkara (1531 runs). Kohli also moved up to second place in the run-getters list with 259 runs in four innings at an average of 129.50 and strike rate of 90.24, only behind India captain Rohit Sharma (265 runs).
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