Virat Kohli struck yet another century in the 3-match ODI series against the Windies as his unbeaten 114 in the final ODI sealed a 2-0 series victory for the visitors. He hit 14 fours during his 99-ball 114 to power India to a 6-wicket win in the rain-affected game. Chasing a revised target of 255 in 35 overs, India got to a decent start but lost a couple of wickets in a quick spare. Kohli guided the chase along with Shreyas Iyer as the duo shared yet another century partnership.
All the major stats and records that Virat Kohli created with his 43rd ODI century:
1 – Virat Kohli became the first player to score three consecutive centuries in ODI cricket in the West Indies. He scored an unbeaten 111 in the final game of the 2017 ODI series in Kingston and two tons in two innings he batted in Port of Spain in the ongoing tour.
3 – Virat has scored three centuries across nine ODI innings at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad; the joint-most ODI tons at a venue in West Indies. Chris Gayle also scored three ODI hundreds in 18 innings at the Sabina Park in Kingston.
3 – Kohli’s three tons in Port of Spain are the joint-most ODI hundreds by any player against the home team at a venue. Kohli himself and Sachin Tendulkar scored three tons against Sri Lanka in Colombo (RPS) while Imam-ul-Haq has three centuries against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
4 – Number of centuries for Kohli in the West Indies; the most by any visiting player. Only five players of the home team have scored four or more ODI tons in the Caribbean Islands.
5 – Kohli has five centuries in International cricket against the Windies in the West Indies; the joint 2nd most by any player. Only Sunil Gavaskar is ahead of Kohli with seven tons against the hosts in the West Indies.
9 – Virat Kohli now has scored 9 centuries in ODI cricket against the Windies; the joint-most by any player against an opponent. Sachin Tendulkar also scored nine ODI hundreds against Australia.
176 – Innings Virat needed to complete 10000 runs in International cricket as captain; the fewest by any player. The previous quickest to 10000 International runs as captain was Ricky Ponting in 225 innings.
20018 – Virat Kohli became the first player to amass 20000 International runs in a calendar decade. The Indian skipper has thus far scored 20018 runs across all International formats in the 2010s. He also completed 11000 ODI runs in this decade during this hundred (11036).
114* – Kohli’s 114-run knock is now the highest individual ODI score by a captain while chasing in the West Indies and also the highest score by an Indian in an ODI chase in the Caribbean. Kohli previously held both the records with his unbeaten 111 against the hosts in the 2017 Kingston ODI.
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