India vs Pakistan: Records galore as Virat Kohli lights up Colombo with spectacular knock

by The Technical Blogs


Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten century as India racked up a huge score of 356 for the loss of two wickets in their Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match against Pakistan at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Kohli came to bat at No.3 after Rohit Sharma got out to Shadab Khan. Kohli started cautiously, but he upped the ante to score his fifty off 55 balls. Thereafter, he got to his 47th ODI hundred off 84 balls. Kohli stayed not out 122 runs off 94 balls with the help of nine fours and three sixes.

The Delhi-born Kohli got an able partner in KL Rahul, who scored 111 runs off 106 balls with 12 fours and two sixes.

Here are the records Virat Kohli set in the Asia Cup match vs Pakistan

1 – Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to score 13000 runs in ODIs. He broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar, who achieved the feat in his 321st innings against Pakistan in Rawalpindi back in 2004. Kohli got there in his 267th innings.

1 – Virat Kohli was involved in a 233-run partnership with KL Rahul, the highest partnership ever in the history of the Asia Cup.

1 – Virat Kohli has now been involved in 3 partnerships of above 200 in the Asia Cup. No other batter has been there in 200 run stands more than once.

2 – Virat Kohli racked up the second-highest score by an Indian batter while batting first in an Asia Cup ODI. Shikhar Dhawan holds the record, having scored 127 runs against Hong Kong back in 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

3 – Virat Kohli notched the third-highest score by an Indian batter while batting at No.3 in ODIs at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. In fact, with score of 131 and 128 not out, Kohli also holds the top two spots.

4 – Kohli equalled Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of most ODI hundreds (4) at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Edited By:

sabyasachi chowdhury

Published On:

Sep 11, 2023


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