At the ICC ODI World Cup held at the MCA stadium in the city on Thursday, Indian batsman Virat Kohli achieved his 48th ODI century while chasing a 257-run total against Bangladesh.
With this century, Kohli moved one wicket closer to the 49 ODI century record held by the great Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. He is currently 100 years away from the famous site.
In India’s 257-run chase against Bangladesh, Kohli was flawless, reaching his century in 97 balls. With six boundaries and four sixes in 97 deliveries, the former captain of India scored 103 runs.
With this hit, Kohli also overtook Mahela Jayawardene to rank as the fourth-highest scorer in international cricket history. In this exclusive group, he currently trails only Sachin Tendulkar (34,357 runs), Kumar Sangakkara (28,016 runs), and Ricky Ponting (27,483 runs).
In international cricket, Kohli has amassed 26,026 runs to his credit.
In addition, Kohli overtook Brian Lara and Rohit Sharma to rank as the fourth-highest scorer (1289) in ODI World Cup history. He now trails Kumar Sangakkara (1531 runs), Ricky Ponting (1743 runs), and Sachin Tendulkar (2278 runs).
With 259 runs in four innings at an average of 129.50 and a strike rate of 90.24, Kohli also rose to second position on the list of run scorers, only surpassed by India skipper Rohit Sharma (265 runs).