Virat Kohli's whirlwind knock shatters ODI record books

Australia had no answer to Virat Kohli's fury at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium. Replacing Shikhar Dhawan, the right-hander blazed his way to 100 off 52 - the fastest ever by an Indian in ODIs.

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Jaipur: Virat Kohli scores fastest ton by an Indian in ODIsVirat Kohli is a cricketer who symbolises hard-work, dedication and ruthless form. Against Australia on Wednesday, the Delhi batsman epitomised all three and added the element of aggression as he became the fastest Indian to the three-figure mark.

 

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While he does plan his knocks and makes his strategies according to what situations demand, Kohli said after Wednesday's thrilling contest that he did not intend to break records when he walked in to bat. "I wanted to go out there and play my part. I did not plan to get it (the century) in 52 balls. It is not about how many balls you get it but if the team wins or not," he said at the post-match conference.

 

Numbers may not matter to him much but here is taking a look at the stunning statistics:

 

# Virat Kohli, with 52-ball hundred, has set an Indian record for the quickest century in ODIs - the seventh quickest in ODIs.

# Virender Sehwag's 60-ball hundred (125 not out off 74 balls) vs New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009 was the previous quickest hundred by an Indian player in ODIs.

# Kohli, with 850 runs at an average of 50.00 in 24 matches, is the top run-scorer for India in ODIs this year.

# Kohli became the third batsman after Shikhar Dhawan and Tillakaratne Dilshan to register three hundreds in ODIs this year.

# Kohli's 16th century in ODIs is his second vs Australia.

# Kohli is averaging 67.79 in Indian wins - the second highest average amongst the batsmen with 3000 runs or more in ODIs - his aggregate being 3593 at an average of 67.79 in 72 matches, including 15 hundreds. Dhoni is averaging 73.80 in Indian wins - his tally being 4650 in 130 matches.

Here's the list of fastest centurions in ODIs:

 


Player Runs
Balls Match Venue Year
Shahid Afridi
102 37 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Nairobi 1996
MV Boucher 147* 44 South Africa vs Zimbabwe Potchefstroom 2006
BC Lara 117 45 West Indies vs Bangladesh Dhaka 1999
Shahid Afridi
102 45 Pakistan vs India Kanpur 1999
ST Jayasuriya 134 48 Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Singapore 1996
KJ O'Brien 113 50 Ireland vs England Bangalore 2011
Virat Kohli 100* 52 India vs Australia Jaipur 2013

 

 

Fastest ton by an Indian batsman in ODIs, 7th fastest of all-time:

 


Player Runs
Balls Match Venue Year
Virat Kohli 100* 52 India vs Australia Jaipur 2013
V Sehwag 125* 60 India vs New Zealand Hamilton 2009
M Azharuddin 108 62 India vs New Zealand Baroda 1988
Yuvraj Singh 138* 64 India vs England Rajkot 2008
Suresh Raina 101 66 India vs Hong Kong Karachi 2008

Story first published on: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 23:15 IST

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