Captain Kohli now only behind Ponting with 14 tons

NEW DELHI: Chase-master Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma became West Indies attack into a number of net bowlers on Sunday within the first ODI at Guwahati, despositing them to every corner of the park en course their respective centuries that knocked over many information -- the most noticeable being Kohli's 14th century as ODI captain that put him simplest in the back of Australia's Ricky Ponting.

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After West Indies put up a healthy 322/eight at the board, India suffered an early setback within the type of Shikhar Dhawan (4). But that was the only second for West Indies to rejoice as Sharma and Kohli (140 off 107) put up 246 runs together, which incorporated an plentiful provide of fours and sixes.

The partnership is also the best for India and the second best general in ODI cricket during a run-chase.

Kohli introduced up his century in 88 balls, which was his 14th as captain. He is now simplest in the back of former Australia captain Ponting, who scored 22 masses as captain in 50-over internationals.

However, Kohli's rate of scoring ODI lots as captain is far higher than the others within the checklist of most sensible five skippers. Ponting scored his 22 masses in 220 innings while Kohli's 14 have are available in just 50 innings.

Ricky Ponting - 22 centuries (220 innings)
Virat Kohli - 14 centuries (50)
AB de Villiers - 13 centuries (98)
Sourav Ganguly - 11 centuries (143)
Sanath Jayasuriya - 10 centuries (118)

It was Kohli's fifth ODI century towards the West Indies, which is the most by means of an Indian batsman. The skipper's century on Sunday was additionally his:

- 36th general

- 22nd in run-chases

- 15th at home

Sharma, meanwhile, introduced up his century 4 balls faster than Kohli, in 84 balls, and remained no longer out at 152. It was his 20th ODI century.

Earlier, West Indies, installed to bat, rode at the century by means of Shimron Hetmyer (106 in 78 balls) to achieve 322/eight. But Kohli and Sharma's effort ensured a more-than-comfortable win for India because the hosts reached the target in just 42.1 overs to take a 1-Zero lead within the five-match collection.
Captain Kohli now only behind Ponting with 14 tons Captain Kohli now only behind Ponting with 14 tons Reviewed by Kailash on October 21, 2018 Rating: 5
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