Virat Kohli extends winning streak in ODI series: Numbers that matter

first_imgVirat Kohli’s record-breaking spree as a captain survived a scare thanks to Jasprit Bumrah’s phenomenal death bowling in the third ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur.India beat New Zealand by six runs to win the three-match series 2-1 at Green Park to record their seventh successive one-day international bilateral series victory.This was also Kohli’s seventh straight series win, the most by an Indian captain till now.WATCH FULL VIDEOKohli was also adjudged the man-of-the-series for his 263 runs from three matches, which included centuries at Mumbai (121) and Kanpur (113).He got two centuries in three matches – India captain @imVkohli is the Player of the Series! #INDvNZ ICC (@ICC) October 29, 2017 But it was all possible because of some fantastic bowling by Bumrah, who also reached the landmark of 50 ODI wickets. And he now also has the most number of wickets in death overs (41-50) since making his debut in 2016. Bumrah has taken 29 while Trent Boult is second with 22.This has been a record breaking day so far and these were just added to the plethora of records that were broken during the Indian innings.Earlier, Kohli and Rohit Sharma were on a roll as the duo shattered one record after the other during the third and final ODI against New Zealand in Kanpur.While Rohit blasted his way to 147, Kohli fell in the 47th over for 113 with India’s score at 302/4.Shikhar Dhawan fell in the seventh over and then the Team India captain and vice captain got together to forge a 230-run stand from 211 balls for the second wicket at the Green Park to take India to a commanding position.advertisementA Rohit-Kohli special! Their 230 run partnership leads India to 337/6 off their 50 overs in Kanpur – a series winning total? #INDvNZ ICC (@ICC) October 29, 2017This was the fourth time they have scored a 200-plus run stand in ODI cricket. They have now surpassed the pairs of Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly, Kohli-Gautam Gambhir and Upul Tharanga-Mahela Jayawardene, who all have three double century stands to their names.While these two got India to a fantastic position, they individually have also piled up some impressive statistics during the winners take all contest.CAPTAIN LEADS THE WAY Kohli went past the 2000-run mark in all formats of the game in 2017 and also became the fastest batsman to reach 9000 runs in ODIs. He achieved the feat in 194 innings — 11 less than AB De Villiers, who was leading the pack so far.He’s taken just 194 innings to reach 9,000 runs – 11 innings quicker than the next fastest, @ABdeVilliers17 in 205! #howzstat #INDvNZ ICC (@ICC) October 29, 2017Not only that, Kohli has now become the fastest captain to reach 5000 runs in the history of the game (all three formats combined), overtaking Ricky Ponting in the process. He now has hit the highest number of runs as the skipper in ODI cricket.His 32nd ODI ton was the 49th century he had hit in international cricket and in the process, he also surpassed Rahul Dravid to be second in the list for most hundreds for India. The list is headed by Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 international centuries.The KING reaffirms his dominance – 2nd hundred of the #INDvNZ series. @imVkohli BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017This was the 28-year-old’s sixth ton of the calendar year. Before him Sachin Tendulkar, Gary Kirsten and Rahul Dravid have hit the same amount of tons in a year. David Warner and Sourav Ganguly have hit seven centuries in a year while Tendulkar leads the pack with nine in a calendar year.ROHIT FOLLOWS SUITWhile his captain shattered one stat after the other, Rohit was not far behind.Rohit’s 138-ball 147 was his 15th ODI ton and he has now equalled Virender Sehwag in the list of most ODI tons for India. Tendulkar (49), Kohli (32) and Ganguly (22) have more than him.Century for @ImRo45! It’s his 15th in ODIs, 5th of 2017 and first against the Blackcaps! ??? #INDvNZ ICC (@ICC) October 29, 2017His century knock also took him past the 1000-run mark in ODI cricket this year. He now has 1076 runs from 18 matches. He is second to Kohli, who has 1451 from 26 games.A combination of elegance, timing and placement for Hitman as he brings up his 15th ODI Century #INDvNZ @ImRo45 BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017Incidentally, this was the Hitman’s first-ever ton against the Black Caps in any format of the game.He also hit his 150th six during his 147-run knock at Kanpur.advertisementlast_img read more

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