Virat Kohli Creates History, Becomes First Indian To Score Three Back To Back Centuries In ODIs

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued on his sensational form and created history on Saturday during the third ODI against West Indies after becoming the first Indian batsman to score three centuries on the trot

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli continued on his sensational form and created history on Saturday during the third ODI against West Indies, after becoming the first Indian batsman to score three centuries on the trot in ODIs.

Kohli, who has already created a number of records in the ongoing five-match series, now joins an exclusive list of players to have achieved this feat. He becomes the eighth batsman in the history of ODI cricket to accomplish this feat, following the likes of Zaheer Abbas, Quinton de Kock, Saeed Anwar, Ross Taylor, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers and Kumar Sangakkara- the latter leading the way with four centuries in a row.

Though, unlike most times and the previous two ODIs in this ongoing series, Kohli's efforts did not propel India to a win. Having won the toss and putting Windies to bat, the Indian skipper saw his bowlers restrict the visitors to 283 for 9 in 50 overs.

Though this time around, the Indian batters, barring Kohli, struggled as the hosts lost the fixture by 43 runs. The 29-year-old was the lone warrior with a 107, while no other teammate of his managed to even reach 30.

Earlier in the series, the Indian skipper had become the fastest batsman to reach the 10,000 run mark in this format. He achieved this feat in his 205th innings, overtaking his mentor Sachin Tendulkar who had reached the same number in 259 innings, while further enhancing his reputation as arguably the best ever player of this format.

The 29-year also became the quickest player in terms of time to reach the 10k mark. In just 10 years and 68 days, he achieved this accomplishment, overtaking former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid, who had achieved the similar feat in 10 years and 317 days.

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Also, Kohli's sensational 157 against West Indies at Visakhapatnam meant he went past 1000 runs in ODI for this calendar year in just 11 innings. It meant he overtook South Africa's Hashim Amla to become the fastest batsman to 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year. 

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