IND vs NZ 2017: Kohli breaks Ponting’s record, only behind Tendulkar

Virat Kohli after compliting his 31st ODI ton. Picture Supply: BCCI

Web Desk: Indian cricket group captain Virat Kohli right this moment exceeded legendary Australian skipper Ricky Ponting within the listing of most tons in ODIs. Kohli performed an excellent knock towards New Zealand right this moment on the Wankhede Stadium in the course of the first of three-match ODI sequence to attain his 31 st ODI hundred. The India skipper has achieved this feat with on his milestone 200th ODI and he’s now solely behind his idol and World’s batting nice Sachin Tendulkar who has 49 a whole bunch on this format. The poster boy of Indian cricket simply took 192 innings to succeed in his 31st ton. As compared, Ponting took 349 innings to succeed in his 30th ODI century.

The hosts as soon as had been tottering after dropping their two openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for simply 29 runs. Boult was bowling brilliantly on that point, however Kohli maintain a aspect nicely and made positive that his aspect publish whole on a formidable batting floor.

 Participant Matches Innings 100s runs
Sachin Tendulkar 463 452 49 18426
Virat Kohli 200*  192  31 8867
Ricky Ponting 375 365 30 13704

India is at the moment enjoying the primary of three-match ODI sequence towards New Zealand proper now in Mumbai. That is Virat’s 200th ODI match. The Wankhede crowd which is part of many historic moments in Indian cricket together with the 2011 ICC World Cup win, welcomed the present India skipper with a lot applause when he got here on the crease after an early dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan.

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