Team India reaches Vizag for 2nd ODI, Virat Kohli on cusp of another world record

first_imgThe Indian cricket team touched down at Visakhapatnam airport on Monday morning, just hours after wrapping up a comfortable victory against the Windies on Sunday night.The Virat Kohli-led team got a rousing reception at the airport where a large crowd had gathered to catch a glimpse of the players as they boarded the team bus.India and West Indies will play the second ODI at Vizag cricket stadium on Wednesday (October 24).India hammered the Windies by 8 wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series in Guwahati on Sunday with Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma slamming daddy hundreds.Also Read – Virat Kohli scores 36th ODI hundred, breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s recordChasing 323 for victory, the duo was involved in a massive 246-run partnership for the second wicket as Kohli hit a masterful 140 off 107 deliveries while Rohit remained unbeaten on a 117-ball 152. India reached the target with 47 balls to spare.Rohit Sharma becomes 4th Indian batsman to smash 20 ODI hundredsIt was India’s biggest ever partnership in ODIs while batting second. The pair also went on to break numerous records en route their superlative knocks. Kohli notched up his 36th hundred while Rohit’s 20th century puts him fourth on the list of centuries by Indians.Always a pleasure to bat with Rohit Sharma: Virat Kohli after record partnershipThe century helped Kohli become the fastest batsman to 60 international tons and took him within touching distance of the 10000-run mark in ODIs as well.The 29-year-old now needs just 81 runs more to breach the 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals. He currently has 9919 runs from 212 ODIs at an average of 58.69 with 36 hundreds and 48 fifties.advertisementKohli is in line to beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record of being the fastest to the landmark in the 50-over format. Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach 10000 runs followed by former India captain Sourav Ganguly (263 innings) and Ricky Ponting (266 innings).Kohli has played 204 innings so far and has a lot of time in hand to get to the milestone and add another feather in his already illustrious cap.Incidentally, he beat Tendulkar’s record of reaching 60 international hundreds in his 386th innings, which is 40 fewer than Tendulkar. The hundred was also Kohli’s fourth in ODIs this year. He had earlier smashed three centuries against South Africa in January.last_img

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