Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer to Reach 6000 Runs in ODIs

Updated: 10 November 2014 02:37 IST

Playing in his 144th match and 136th innings, Virat Kohli began the match 50 short of 6000 and reached the milestone with a single off left-arm spinner Chaturanga de Silva in the 39th over at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal.

Virat Kohli Becomes Fastest Cricketer to Reach 6000 Runs in ODIs
Virat Kohli broke Sir Viv Richards' record of taking the least innings to complete 6000 ODI runs. © BCCI

Hyderabad:

Virat Kohli became the quickest cricketer in history to reach 6000 One-Day International run mark, bettering legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record during his 53-run knock in India's third ODI against Sri Lanka here on Sunday. (Anushka Cheers Kohli on)

Playing in his 144th match and 136th innings, Kohli began the match 50 short of 6000 and reached the milestone with a single off left-arm spinner Chaturanga de Silva in the 39th over at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal here. (Jayawardene Joins 12000-Run Club)

Richards had needed 156 matches and 141 innings to reach the milestone in 1989. (India Claim Series vs Sri Lanka)

The 26-year-old Indian, who was captaining the home side, was out for 53 and he has so far scored 6003 runs with the help of 20 centuries and 32 half centuries. (Scorecard | Highlights)

Kohli, who made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in August 2008, has an impressive ODI average of 51.29 before today's match.

He is the eighth Indian to have scored 6000 or more runs and 47th overall.

Topics : Virat Kohli India Sri Lanka Cricket
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