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Virat Kohli completes 13,000 runs in ODIs, becomes fifth and fastest to reach milestone

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Virat Kohli 13000 ODI Runs

Virat Kohli has smashed a sublime hundred against Pakistan in the ongoing Asia Cup to complete his 13,000 runs in one-day cricket and became the fifth player overall to reach the milestone.  

Batting at his favourite spot, number 3, Kohli take the full charge and showed his class in Colombo to complete his 47th ODI hundred, taking his overall hundreds tally to 77. 

Interestingly, Kohli achieves the 13,000 runs feat in his 267th inning and becomes the fastest to join the elite club. 

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He is now behind India legend Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Kumar Sangakkara (13234), Ricky Ponting (13704), Sanath Jayasuriya (13430), Virat Kohli (13024*).  

The right-arm batter has a fabulous record so far in one-day cricket with an average of over 57 after 267 innings, including 47 hundred and 65 fifties. 

Talking about the match, India posted a mammoth total of 356 against Pakistan in the third super fours game at Colombo.  

The match was originally started on September 10, but was pushed to reserve day due to unfavorable weather circumstances.  

India was however in good position before the rain interrupted the scenario, all thanks to spectacular fifties from both Indian openers, Rohit Sharma (56) and Shubman Gill (58). They got out after playing impressive knocks that put India into a solid position. 

Virat Kohli and Kl Rahul, the number 3 and 4, respectively then started India’s campaign on Monday with the same rhythm.  

Both the batters were seen flawless on the field and scored runs against every Pakistani bowler to first complete their fifties in no time and then hundreds. 

Pakistan’s most dangerous pacer, who dismissed India’s top-order in the last game was remain wicketless in this game after giving 79 runs in 10 overs.  

Vineet Vashisht
Vineet Vashisht
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