Virat Kohli completes 4000 ODI runs in successful chases for India

first_imgCaptain Virat Kohli added another feather to his cap on Sunday as he became the second Indian batsman to complete 4000 ODI runs in successful run chases.Kohli scored an unbeaten 82 and along with opener Shikhar Dhawan (132 not out) powered India to a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI at Dambulla.Most ODI runs chasing in WON gamesS Tendulkar 5490 runs, avg 55.45R Ponting 4186 runs, avg 57.34VIRAT KOHLI 4001 runs, avg 100.02#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 20, 2017 The 28-year-old took his tally in successful run chases to 4001 runs with an average of 100.02. He is the third batsman in world cricket after cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar (5490, average 55.45) and Ricky Ponting (4186, average 57.34) to reach the landmark.Virat Kohli batting 2nd in winning ODIs:100s: 16 (incl two 150+ scores!)90s: 280s: 670s: 560s: 350s: 240s: 330s: 820s: 5#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 20, 2017Kohli had recently surpassed Tendulkar’s record with his 18th hundred in a run chase in the fifth ODI against West Indies in Jamaica in July. While The Little Master took 232 innings to score 17 hundreds, Kohli has taken just 102 innings to score 18 ODI tons while batting second.India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series as they chased down the target of 217 after bundling out Sri Lanka for 216 in 43.2 overs.Virat Kohli in ODIsbatting 2nd: avg 67.32, S/r 93.71batting 2nd (in wins): avg 100.02, S/r 98.01—as Capt: avg 80.95, S/r 99.93#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 20, 2017Openers Niroshan Dickwella (64) and Anjelo Mathews (36 not out) were the major contributors to the cause while off-spinner Axar Patel was the pick of the bowlers for India as he got three wickets while Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav took two wickets each.advertisementHere are some other stats from the match:- Dhawan and Kohli’s 197-run partnership for the second wicket helped India gun down the target with 127 balls to spare, the biggest win for India while chasing a target of over 200.India won the match with 127 balls to spare- their biggest ever win while chasing a 200+ target. #SLvIND #INDvSL- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 20, 2017- 86 Innings taken by Shikhar Dhawan to score 11 hundreds in ODIs. He is the joint fourth-quickest batsman along with Australian opener David Warner. Virat Kohli is the quickest Indian having taken 82 innings to reach the mark. South African Hashim Amla is the quickest with 64 innings.Fewest inns to 11th ODI 10064 – H Amla65 – Q de Kock82 – Virat Kohli86 – David Warner/Shikhar Dhawan109 – B Lara#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 20, 2017- 6 hundreds scored by Dhawan while chasing and it was his eighth away from home. It was also Dhawan’s third century against Sri Lanka and the first one in the island nation.- 71 balls Dhawan took to get to his hundred which is the quickest by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.last_img read more