Chance for Rohit Sharma to breach Sachin Tendulkar's ODI batting record

Mae Harvey
October 27, 2018

Kohli, during the course of the innings, also become India's highest run getter in ODIs against the Windies, again going past Tendulkar.

Kohli went past the milestone when he reached 81 in his innings and thus became the fastest to score 10,000 ODI runs in terms of innings.

India lost Rohit Sharma (4) and Shikhar Dhawan (29) in the opening nine overs before Kohli and Ambati Rayudu (73) gave the innings significant objective in a stand of 139. The record is now held by Kohli, who took just 114 innings to get there. It is the middle order in Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant that needs shape and identity ahead of the World Cup next year.

The West Indies lost the preceding two-Test series with India 2-0.

2nd ODI starts at 1:30 PM IST on October 21, Sunday at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam.

Live Broadcast: Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD (English commentary) and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD (Hindi Commentary).

In a monumental feat, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli surpassed his idol Sachin Tendulkar's one of the most celebrated records, when he became the fastest cricketer worldwide to touch 10,000-run mark in one-day internationals.

West Indies, on the other hand, would be quite relieved with the way their batsmen, especially Shimron Hetmyer, played in the first match.

Kohli's 157 was his sixth century against West Indies making him the player with most hundreds in ODIs against West Indies surpassing the mar of five 100s by Herschelle Gibbs, Amla and Ab de Villiers.

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