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Virat Kohli becomes fifth highest run scorer in ODI cricket

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Star cricketer Virat Kohli became the fifth-highest run-scorer in history of ODI cricket, overtaking Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene to enter into top-five. At the time of becoming the fifth-highest run-scorer, Virat had 12,652 runs in 268 ODIs at an average of 57.78, with 45 tons and 65 half-century. His best score in the format is 183.

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As per records, the highest run-scorer in ODI history is Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 18,426 runs at an average of 44.83. He has 49 centuries and 96 fifties in this format, with the best of 200*. Followed by Sachin, Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara (14,234 runs in 404 matches), Australian great Ricky Ponting (13,704), Sri Lankan all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430 in 445 matches) and Virat.

Other important info

  • 10 Kohli’s ODI hundreds against Sri Lanka. He’s the first player to hit ten ODI centuries against an opponent. Kohli also has nine hundreds against West Indies, while Tendulkar also has nine against Australia.
  • 96 ODI wins for India against Sri Lanka, the most by a team against an opponent in this format, surpassing Australia’s 95 wins against New Zealand.
  • 106 Number of balls Kohli needed to complete 150, the second fastest 150 for India. The quickest is by Ishan Kishan, who took 103 balls to reach 150 during his double-ton against Bangladesh last month.
  • 73 Sri Lanka’s total in Thiruvananthapuram, their lowest against India in men’s ODIs. Their previous lowest was 96 in Sharjah during the 1984 Asia Cup. It is Sri Lanka’s fourth-lowest total and the third-lowest by any team against India.

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