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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli hits ton after setting new record in ODI cricket

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:25 IST

India's Virat Kohli broke South African batsman AB de Villiers' record of the fastest 7000 runs in One Day Internationals on Sunday, 17 January, during the third ODI of the 5-match series against Australia.

Kohli, who arrived at the crease following the dismissal of Rohit Sharma, needed only 19 more runs to reach the milestone. He stitched up a 119-run partnership with opener Shikhar Dhawan, during which he completed 7000-career runs.

The previous record was held by De Villiers, who had taken 166 innings to do so. Kohli, on the other hand, reached the feat in 161 innings.

After the fall of Dhawan's wicket, Kohli was involved in another 100-plus run partnership, this time with Ajinkya Rahane, and completed his century in the 43rd over, the 24th ton of his career.

In the process, he became the fastest batsman to reach 24 centuries in ODIs. He eventually fell at 117 runs in the 47th over from a John Hastings delivery.

First published: 17 January 2016, 12:17 IST
 
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