Birthday boy Virat Kohli equals Sachin Tendulkar’s record with 49th ODI ton | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Batting virtuoso Virat Kohli on Sunday slammed a record-equalling forty ninth one-day worldwide century as he drew degree with legendary Sachin Tendulkar for many tons within the format.
Firing the long-awaited ton, Kohli obtained to three-figure mark off 119 balls as his hundred was laced with 10 boundaries.
Kohli’s century got here in opposition to South Africa on the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata in India’s eighth recreation of the ODI World Cup.
With the ton, Kohli additionally turned the primary batter ever to attain 50 centuries in white-ball cricket — has one T20I ton in opposition to Afghanistan as nicely.
It turned out to be a particular ton for Kohli as he notched up the record-equalling ton on his thirty fifth birthday.
With the sensational effort, Kohli additionally turned the third India batter after Sachin and Vinod Kambli to register a century on his birthday.
Kohli, who has already scored a ton on this World Cup in opposition to Bangladesh (103 not out), had beforehand missed on the record-equalling ton on three events, getting dismissed for 95, 88 and 85 in opposition to New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia respectively.
The century is now additionally Kohli’s fourth in ODI World Cups.
Together with the ton, Kohli additionally turned second India batter to attain 3,000 runs in opposition to South Africa after Sachin.
Kohli on Sunday additionally went previous the 500-run mark in a single World Cup for the primary time ever.

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