Alert! Virat Kohli surpasses Tendulkar’s record with 46th century against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli hit another century in the last One-Day International against Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram. Virat Kohli put on a show in the series finale against Sri Lanka in Thiruvananthapuram, scoring his 46th ODI century.

Virat Kohli With another Record Alert

Virat Kohli surpasses Tendulkar's record with century against Sri Lanka-1

The century was his 21st in ODIs at home, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar‘s previous record of 20. The century also moves him closer to Sachin’s career ODI century count of 49, leaving him only three behind the Little Master. Kohli reached his century in 85 balls but changed gears after that, ending on 166* off 110 balls. This is currently his second-best ODI score and his highest at home. His spectacular effort included 13 fours and eight maximums, the most he has hit in an ODI inning.

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It was a record-breaking day for Virat Kohli, who eclipsed Mahela Jayawardene on the all-time ODI run-getters list during his innings. He is presently sixth in the world with 12754 runs, behind only Sanath Jayasuriya (13430), Ricky Ponting (13704), Kumar Sangakkara (14234), and Sachin Tendulkar (18426). After winning the toss earlier in the day, India chose to bat first.

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The openers set the tone for India, but when Rohit Sharma left, Shubman Gill and Kohli took the assault to the opposition with a century partnership. Gill hit his second ODI century (116 off 97 balls), and Kohli added the finishing touches as India set Sri Lanka a mammoth score of 391. In response, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 73, with Mohammed Siraj taking four wickets. India won by 317 runs, the largest margin of victory in men’s ODI history.

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