Virat Kohli breaks Virender Sehwag's two records in Jaipur

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Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 11:20 [IST]
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Jaipur, Oct 17: India's young batting sensation Virat Kohli broke two of Virender Sehwag's records in one incredible game of cricket at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday night (October 16).

Kohli's exploits with the bat have continued and he is setting new benchmarks with every match. Last night, he pulverised the Australian bowling attack to blaze his way to the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian.

Kohli breaks Sehwag's two records

The 24-year-old right-hander from Delhi erased his city-mate Sehwag's 60-ball feat. Kohli brought up his century in just 52 balls. This was Kohli's 16th three-figure mark in ODIs.

As a result of Kohli's knock and Rohit Sharma's equally superb 141 not out, India chased down Australia's 359 in 43.3 overs. Kohli was 100 not out of 52 with 8 fours and 7 sixes.

With this latest addition to the century list, Kohli moved past Sehwag in all-time ODI hundred makers for India. He is now third behind Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Sourav Ganguly (22).

The rate at which Kohli is progressing, he will soon be leaving the "Prince of Kolkata" behind. In 115 matches, Kohli has blasted 16 tons. Sehwag, who is among the best ODI batters in the world, had 15 hundreds from 251 games.

Kohli had equalled Sehwag in July when he hit a hundred against Zimbabwe in the five-match rubber. Just three innings after that, he has compiled another ton. This time, it is the seventh fastest in ODI history.

Kohli's first ODI hundred came against Sri Lanka in 2009. Since then he has taken a liking to score centuries.

Overall, Kohli is joint 13th in world's leading ODI century makers.

India's leading ODI century makers (top 5)

49 - Sachin Tendulkar (463 matches)

22 - Sourav Ganguly (308)

16 - Virat Kohli (115)

15 - Virender Sehwag (251)

13 - Yuvraj Singh (281)


Story first published:  Thursday, October 17, 2013, 13:54 [IST]
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