Kohli breaks Pakistan legend Miandad's record

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Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the 2nd ODI against West Indies. (AFP)

Port of Spain - Kohli surpassed Ganguly to become the second highest run-scorer for India in ODI cricket


Published: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 10:47 PM

India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday hit his 42nd ODI ton in the second one-dayer against the West Indies, and in the process surpassed Sourav Ganguly to become the second highest run-scorer for India in ODI cricket.
Ganguly scored 11,221 runs in 297 innings while Kohli took 229 innings to go past the former skipper.
Soon after Kohli broke his record, Ganguly tweeted: "Virat kohli another master class in one day cricket @imVkohli @BCCI .. what a player."
The 30-year-old Kohli is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who has a whopping 18,426 runs to his name which he accumulated over 452 innings. Kohli is now the seventh highest run scorer in ODIs overall.
During the course of his knock, Kohli also surpassed Javed Miandad's tally of 1,930 runs to become the highest run-scorer in ODIs against the West Indies.
Kohli needed 19 runs before the start of the second ODI against the West Indies here to surpass Miandad's tally of 1,930 runs against the two-time World Cup winners.
Earlier, India won the toss and chose to bat first.
Opener Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by Oshane Thomas off the third ball of the first over and so Kohli was put in to bat early.
After Rohit Sharma (18) also failed with the bat, Rishabh Pant (20) was sent in at 4, but the Delhi wicketkeeper-batsman failed to grab his chance.
Shreyas Iyer (71, 68 balls) played a magnificent innings and shared 125 runs for the fourth wicket with captain Kohli. 
Brief scores: India 279/7 in overs (Kohli 120, Iyer 71, Pant 20, Rohit 18; Brathwaite 3/53, Chase 1/37, Cottrell 1/49, Holder 1/53)

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