Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday added yet another feather to his hat when he smashed his 34th ODI century in Cape Town. Kohli, who had hit a century in the first match in Kingsmead Durban, continued with his scoring spree during the third match as well. The skipper hammered his 34th ton in in 119 balls and his knock included 7 fours. Virat Kohli has now set the record for most ODI centuries by an Indian skipper.
Furthermore, the skipper scored his 34th ODI hundred in his 197th innings while cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar had achieved the feat in his 298th innings against Namibia in 2003. Kohli also broke Saurav Ganguly's record of most runs scored by an Indian against South Africa in a series.
Wishes poured in for the skipper after he slammed his 34th ODI century!
South Africa, on the other hand, have been hit by injuries, losing their top three players - skipper Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock. AB de Villiers was ruled out prior to his side's six-wicket win over India in the first ODI while skipper Faf du Plessis was pulled out before the second match, which the visitors went on to win by nine wickets. Recently, South Africa's injury woes have only grown with Quinton de Kock ruling out of the remainder of the six-match ODI series and subsequent three-match T20I series against India due to a wrist injury.
India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt.), Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa Playing XI: Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram (c), JP Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi">Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.