After former Australian captain Ricky Ponting, Kohli is only the second batsman to exceed 10,000 runs in this position. Ponting is ranked 3rd on the ODI’s list of runs after collecting 12,662 runs from 330 innings. The Indian skipper passed the 10,000 mark and only played his 190th inning.
The third batsman on the list is former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who scored 9,747 runs from 238 innings, followed by South African Jacques Kallis (7,774).
Kohli and KL Rahul’s brilliant partnership of the century revived India’s innings after openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma failed to score.
After completing 26 overs, India’s score had read 121/2, with Kohli and Rahul playing at 47 and 42 respectively. India leads the ODI series with three games against England. India had won the first ODI with 66 runs. A win in this game will seal the streak for the hosts, which means it is a must for visitors if they want to keep their hopes alive.
However, Kohli left soon after reaching the landmark. The Indian captain tried to cut the English leggie Adil Rashid but a thick outside edge carried the ball to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler and ended his innings. In the first ODI, too, Kohli was dismissed after fifty hits.
This means that Kohli’s last ODI century was in Port of Spain against West Indies in August 2019. His last international hundred was against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens during the first day-night test in India. Currently Kohli has 43 tons of ODIs and needs 6 more to hit Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries.
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