Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the no.4 batsman Ambati Rayudu controlled the Indian innings in the second ODI of the five-match ODI series at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium (Visakhapatnam) on October 24, 2018. While Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs, Rayudu played a brilliant 73-run knock.
In the day/night ODI, the Indian skipper Kohli decided to bat first after winning the toss. The in-form Indian opener Rohit Sharma lost his wicket on just 4 runs, while another in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan fell for 29 runs.
While both the openers were dismissed under the first powerplay, Kohli and Rayudu took the charge to control and shape the innings. They had an important third-wicket partnership of 139 runs that led the side towards a good total.
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At first, Kohli completed his half-century in 56 balls and then Rayudu hit his ninth ODI half-century in 61 balls. Both carried their innings for further but Rayudu was finally restricted on 73 runs off 80 balls (8 fours) after the off-spinner Ashley Nurse bowled him.
However, Kohli continued his innings and completed his 37th ODI century in 106 balls with 10 fours. Prior to that century, Kohli completed his 10,000 ODI runs when he reached to the 81-run. Playing his only 205th ODI innings, Kohli achieved this feat and becomes the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. The legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the previous record holder who had completed his 10,000 ODI runs in 259 ODI innings.
Here are some important stats of Virat Kohli’s 10,000 ODI runs
- Playing his 205th ODI innings, Virat Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs. The previous record-holder was the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who had achieved that feat in 259 ODI innings.
- Virat Kohli becomes the fourth batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs for the Indian cricket team. The three other Indian batsmen were Sachin Tendulkar (18,426 runs), Sourav Ganguly (11,221 runs), and Rahul Dravid (10,768 runs).
- Virat Kohli becomes the ninth right-handed batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs in the career.
- Virat Kohli becomes the 13th batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs in the career.