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The Kohli high!

Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the third ODI against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.   -  PTI

32

The number of ODI centuries registered by Virat Kohli. With centuries in Mumbai (121) and Kanpur (113) he is No. 2 among batsmen with maximum ODI centuries. Only Sachin Tendulkar has more centuries — 49 — in ODI history! The table below has the details:

Batsman with most ODI centuries

100s

Batsman

For

Mts

Inns

Runs

Ave

50s

90s

inns/100

49

Sachin Tendulkar

Ind

463

452

18426

44.83

96

18

9.22

32

Virat Kohli

Ind

202

194

9030

55.74

45

6

6.06

30

Ricky Ponting

Aus

375

365

13704

42.04

82

6

12.17

28

Sanath Jayasuriya

SL

445

433

13430

32.36

68

6

15.46

26

Hashim Amla

SA

158

155

7381

51.26

34

5

5.96

 

17

The number of innings Virat Kohli took to reach 1000 runs against New Zealand with the Mumbai ODI. He is the 27th batsman and the sixth Indian to reach the landmark. He took the fewest number of matches and innings to make 1000 runs against New Zealand in ODIs. The table below lists the batsmen who have done so in fewest innings:

Fewest innings to reach 1000 ODI runs against New Zealand

Inns

Mts

Batsman

For

Runs

Ave

100s

Achieved on

17

17

Virat Kohli

Ind

1012

72.29

4

22 Oct 2017

19

19

Dean Jones

Aus

1005

62.81

2

15 Jan 1991

21

21

Virender Sehwag

Ind

1028

51.40

5

14 Mar 2009

23

24

Jacques Kallis

SA

1010

59.41

3

6 Feb 2002

24

24

Mark Waugh

Aus

1041

49.57

3

10 Feb 1998

24

24

Gary Kirsten

SA

1008

48.00

2

4 Nov 2000

24

25

Brian Lara

WI

1001

52.68

2

3 Jul 2004

 

202

The number of ODI matches played by Virat Kohli in his career since his debut as a 19-year-old in Dambulla on August 18, 2008. He is the 72nd player in ODI history and 14th Indian to reach the milestone. He now has the most runs and most centuries among the 72 players after playing in his first 200 matches. The table below provides the details:

Batsman with most runs and most centuries after appearing in his first 200 ODI matches

Runs

Batsman

For

100s

Batsman

For

8888

Virat Kohli

Ind

31

Virat Kohli

Ind

8621

AB de Villiers

SA

24

AB de Villiers

SAf

7747

Sourav Ganguly

Ind

19

Chris Gayle

WI

7745

Desmond Haynes

WI

18

Sachin Tendulkar

Ind

7370

Brian Lara

WI

18

Sourav Ganguly

Ind

Note: South African Hashim Amla after appearing in just 158 ODIs so far has 7381 runs and 26 centuries!

1460

The number of runs scored by Virat Kohli this year — which is the most by an ODI captain in history in a calendar year. He achieved the feat in the Kanpur ODI when he went past the tally of 1424 by Australian Ricky Ponting in 2007. The table has the details:

Most runs in a calendar year by an ODI captain

Runs

Captain

For

Year

Mts

Inns

Ave

100

50

HS

1460

Virat Kohli

Ind

2017

26

26

76.84

6

7

131

1424

Rinky Pontin

Aus

2007

27

24

79.11

5

8

134*

1373

Misbah-ul-Haq

Pak

2013

34

32

54.92

0

15

96*

1268

Mohd Azharuddin

Ind

1998

37

33

43.72

3

8

153*

1244

Angelo Mathews

SL

2014

32

31

62.20

1

9

139*

 

194

The number of innings taken by Virat Kohli to reach 9000 ODI runs during the Kanpur match. The table has details:

Fewest innings to reach 9000 ODI runs

Inns

Batsman

For

Runs

Ave

100

50

Achieved on

194

Virat Kohli

Ind

9030

55.74

32

45

29 Oct 2017

205

AB de Villiers

SA

9080

54.05

24

51

25 Feb 2005

228

Sourav Ganguly

Ind

9049

43.30

22

53

9 Jan 2004

235

Sachin Tendulkar

Ind

9043

42.46

25

46

19 Mar 2000

239

Brian Lara

WI

9031

42.40

18

57

14 Jan 2005

 

This week in 1991...

November 10

South Africa makes its debut in one-day internationals in Calcutta against India. It was the nation’s first official international cricket match since 1970, when it was banned from all sports on account of its apartheid policies. Before a capacity crowd of over 90,000, India won by three wickets!

 

Queries Corner

    How many batsmen have made 100-plus scores on ODI debut? How many have done so for India?

    Srihari Rao, Visakhapatnam

    Recently, in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan’s opener Imam-ul-Haq became the 13th batsman in ODI history to score a century on debut, when he made 100 against Sri Lanka. He, in fact, is the second batsman from Pakistan to achieve the feat after Saleem Elahi, who scored an unbeaten 102 on debut, also against Sri Lanka, in Gujranwala in September 1995. The first batsman to hit a 100 on debut was Dennis Amiss of England, when he made 103 against Australia at Old Trafford on August 24, 1972. For the record, West Indian Desmond Haynes’ 148 against Australia at St. John’s in February 1978 is the highest score on debut. The only Indian among the 13 is L. Rahul, who scored 100 not out against Zimbabwe in Harare on June 11, 2016.

    How many hundreds, double and triple centuries were scored in the last Ranji Trophy season?

    Guruprasad, Bangalore

    In the 122 Ranji Trophy matches played during 2016-17, there were 187 scores of 100+ registered by batsmen, of which five were triples (300+), 19 were 200s (200-299) and the remaining 163 were scores between 100 to 199. And this included 26 scores between 150 to 199.

    South Africa’s Aiden Markram was run out both in his Test and ODI debut matches. Does any other batsman have this embarrassing record?

    — Ravi Khayrath, Kochi

    Aiden Markram is the fourth unfortunate batsman to be run out in both Test and ODI debut matches. The others are: Basil D’Oliveira and Brian Luckhurst of England and Sulieman Benn of West Indies.

    Recently, Evin Lewis of West Indies retired hurt after making 176 against England. And now South Africa’s Faf du Plessis had to retire hurt after making 91, thus missing a well-deserved three-figure score. Has any other batsman had to retire hurt while nearing a century?

    — Ashish Kote, Pune

    Two other batsmen had to retire hurt nearing the three-figure mark. Pakistan’s Zahid Fazal (98*) was just one stroke away from his maiden century when he had to retire hurt because of cramps, against India in Sharjah on October 25, 1991. Though he managed another fifty later in his career, he couldn’t ever score a century in either Tests or ODIs. A couple of years later, in August 1993, in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka’s Roshan Mahanama, also against India, had to retire hurt eight short of a hundred. However, unlike Zahid Fazal, Mahanama managed to score four ODI hundreds in his career!

    Note: All figures above are updated as on October 29, 2017.

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