3rd ODI Top Scorer: Virat Kohli Scores Century, In a Decade in International Cricket
Virat Kohli scored his 43rd International one-day hundred, 2nd in a row and 9th against the West Indies in Wednesday's tri-match ODI series decision-maker in Port of Spain. Virat Kohli led India in a 255-fold chase, revised in a 35-over match due to DLS.
In his 93-ball century, the Indian captain impressed the Trinidad audience with ten limits. With this, Virat Kohli shifted the record of 49 ODI hundreds closer to Sachin Tendulkar. To exceed the batting legend, he now requires seven more ODI centuries.
In a decade of international cricket, the batsman became the leading run-scorer, exceeding former Australian captain Ricky Ponting. Ricky scored 18,962 runs in the 2000s. Chris Gayle crushed his way to a 72-run hit, leading the teams in the game to a 240-run competition for seven against India.
West Indies achieved a good 158 in 22 overs when a 2nd interruption was compelled by rain and the competition was lowered to 35-over-a-side at restart. Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer restarted the match but didn't last long with the latter being dismissed by Mohammed Shami and the former cleaned up by Ravindra Jadeja.
A whirlwind 16-ball 30-run match was performed by Nicholas Pooran to bring the hosts past the 200-run mark. With a six and a four, Carlos Brathwaite added 16 runs. Gayle went out with a definite plans to attack the Indian bowlers, taking full advantage of what his last global performance looked like.