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Friday, 16 February 2018

Virat Kohli First Batsman to Score 500 runs in ODI Series

Virat Kohli Indian Skipper continues his form in the Ongoing tour against South Africa and made another world record by Becoming the first batsman to score 500 runs in ODI Series.

Virat Kohli

Kohli went to score his 35th ODI tones, his third in the series against South Africa and also the first Indian batsmen who achieved this record in a series in just 82 balls to help Indian to achieve his eight-wicket victory against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Kohli scored 129 runs of  96 balls with 19 fours and two sixes.

With this Victory, India clinched the six-matched series 5-1. Scorecard

"I have got eight or nine years left in my career and I want to make the most of every day. It's a blessing that I am healthy and getting to captain my country," Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Kohli attributed his success to wife Anushka Sharma, for being a pillar of strength during tough times.

"People who are close to me deserve a lot of credit. My wife has kept me going throughout the tour. I am grateful for that. Obviously, you want to lead from the front, and that's a wonderful feeling."
In the process, Kohli also broke several records as he became fastest to 17000 international runs. Kohli also overtook South African batsman AB de Villiers to reach 9500 runs in ODI cricket in fewer innings (200). De Villiers had taken 215 innings to reach the landmark.

Kohli has been on the record-making spree in this match, but surprisingly this one has not come from his bat. His fielding skills were also on display when he caught Imran Tahir at short cover off Jasprit Bumrah to complete his 100 catches in fewer ODIs innings by an Indian. He became the 30th cricketer to claim 100 or more catches in one-dayers.

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