Virat Kohli brought up his 42nd ODI century against West Indies at the Port of Spain on Sunday. Kohli had come into bat in the very first over after opener Shikhar Dhawan was trapped in front of the wicket by pacer Sheldon Cotterell off the third delivery. The Indian skipper then stabilised the innings with his deputy Rohit Sharma. After Rohit's dismissal, he was involved in a small partnership with Rishabh Pant. However, he got much-needed support from Shreyas Iyer as the Indian skipper continued to carry on his magnificent run. It bore fruit as Virat scored a fantastic century.
After Kohli registered his 42nd ODI ton, Harsha Bhogle came forward to hail his splendid knock. The 'Voice of Indian Cricket' took to Twitter and said that the knock was a masterclass in innings building from Virat Kohli and that it was a live lesson for Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer on how to do it.
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Kohli has now become the leading run-scorer against West Indies in ODI's . In fact, he only needed to score 19 runs to achieve this feat.
The Captain Fearless has now surpassed former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad. At the same time, the Delhi cricketer has also broken the 1992 World Cup-winner's 26-year-old record. Miandad has 1930 runs against West Indies from 64 innings whereas, Virat has amassed 1912 runs in just 34 innings.
The top-ranked ODI batsman was dismissed for a well-made 125-ball 120. His knock included 14 boundaries and a maximum. His knock helped India get to 279/ 7 in their 50 overs on a difficult wicket. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar starred with the ball with figures of 4/31 in his eight overs at an economy rate of 3.88 as India ended on the winning side by 59 runs (DLS Method).