After playing another three figures knock in the third ODI of the five-match ODI series against Windies at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune), Indian skipper Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian batsman and first ever captain to score three consecutive ODI centuries.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has continued his brilliant batting form in the Pune ODI on Saturday night. Chasing down the 284 runs target, Kohli was the only Indian batsman to play a solid innings. The 29-year-old right-handed batsman played another brilliant innings as this time he scored 107 runs off 119 balls with the 10 fours and only six.
In this hard chasing, Kohli batted brilliantly while wickets were falling from the other side in regular intervals. Kohli completed his half-century in 63 balls and then he completed his 38th ODI century and the 62nd international century in 110 balls.
It was his third consecutive centuries in last three ODI matches. After scoring 140 and 157* in the first two ODIs of this series, where Kohli also won the Player of the Match awards in both games, he scored another ODI century in this Pune ODI. With this century knock, Kohli becomes the first Indian batsman, fifth Asian batsman and 10th overall batsman to score centuries in three or more consecutive ODI innings. Only, the former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara hit four consecutive ODI centuries.
Also, Kohli is the first ever captain to play three consecutive ODI century knocks.
Players who have scored ODI centuries in three or more consecutive innings
In addition, Kohli has played four consecutive 50+ knocks in his last four ODI matches. Also, Kohli has hit four ODI centuries in his last four ODI matches at home.
Coming to this game, Kohli was bowled out by Windies spinner Marlon Samuels on 107 runs. His century went in vain at the end as India was bundled out for 240 runs (47.4 overs) and Windies won by 43 runs to level the five-match ODI series by 1-1 at the end of the third ODI.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 27, 2018
Virat ‘Run Machine’ Kohli
Virat ‘Ton Machine’ Kohli
First Indian to score three consecutive ODI tons. 🙏🙌 #IndvWI #38
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 27, 2018
— Siddharth Kaul (@sidkaul22) October 27, 2018
— Manoj Gupta (@PassionForNews) October 27, 2018
He deserve better always give 100% while batting fielding nd he is not chasing personal milestones at all… he want India to win nd he alone can't do it… need team effort its a team game support him rest… his performance going in vein…. #ViratKohli #KingKohli #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/5HPoqSNPin
— rohan (@rohan10134) October 27, 2018
@imVkohli last 4 innings in India
113 (106) vs NZ
140 (107) vs WI
157*(129) vs WI
107(114) vs WI (Today)
Average of last 4 matches = 129.25
— MODIfied Indian (@ModifiedTamilan) October 27, 2018
— arunprasad (@Cinephile05) October 27, 2018
— Ram (@RamVirat2) October 27, 2018
💯Century for breakfast
💯Century for lunch
💯Century for dinner #KingKohli
Another world record #ViratKohli, first Indian batsman to score 3 consecutive Century 💯
— Swamy Army (@swamyarmy) October 27, 2018
#ViratKohli in ODI's 2018 :
112 v 🇿🇦 | 46* v 🇿🇦 | 160* v 🇿🇦 | 75 v 🇿🇦 | 36 v 🇿🇦 | 129* v 🇿🇦
75 v 🏴 | 45 v 🏴 | 71 v 🏴
140 v 🌴 | 157* v 🌴 | 107 v 🌴
— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar480) October 27, 2018
— Feviyan Paulson 😎 (@feviyanpaulson2) October 27, 2018
#10K is a marathon. & still a marathon race. #ViratKohli @imVkohli has been the fastest in #ODIs to do so. in white ball OneDay cricket in colour (blue) clothes! adds another 100+ to that 10K
let's call him #V10K! 👏 The One Day 10K Marathon Winner!#INDvsWI 🏏 #INDvWIN
— PRABEEN PATI (@prabeennet) October 27, 2018
— Vikas Lamboria (@VKLamboria) October 27, 2018
— Parth ™ (@ParthyBwoy) October 27, 2018
— Rubananth siva (@rubacr7) October 27, 2018
Century number 38 for #Virat Kohli! Three in a row for him. He is also the first Indian to do so. Reaches there by pulling a short delivery down to fine leg for a run. The stadium erupts. But a subdued celebration by the Indian skipper#INDvWIN
— Satyarth Bhatt (@satyarthbhatt1) October 27, 2018
Reporter – Sir aap back to back centuries kese mar lete ho?
— Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 27, 2018
Even Manjrekar’s commentator’s curse doesn’t stop Virat from scoring a 100. I’m convinced Virat has some invincible superpower. #ViratKohli
— Saiyami Kher (@SaiyamiKher) October 27, 2018
— तूफान का देवता 🚩 (@__StormBreaker) October 27, 2018
Virat Kohli has now aggregated 995 runs in his last 10 ODI innings, which is the highest run-aggregate for ANY player across ANY span of 10 innings in the game's history.#INDvWI
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) October 27, 2018
— Akki (@CrickPotato1) October 27, 2018