Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli Fastest To Score 8000 ODI Runs

Updated: 15 June 2017 23:44 IST

Virat Kohli reached the 8000-run mark in his 175th innings to go ahead of South African captain AB de Villiers who had taken 182 innings to reach the milestone.

Champions Trophy: Virat Kohli Fastest To Score 8000 ODI Runs
Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to score 8000 ODI runs on Thursday. © AFP

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli stitched together an unbeaten 178-run second wicket stand that helped India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the semi-final of the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston. Rohit scored a brilliant century and giving him good company was the India skipper who remained unbeaten on 96. Kohli looked in his elements right from the word go and added one more feather to his cap as he became the fastest cricketer to score 8000 runs in ODIs. Kohli reached the 8000-run mark in his 175th innings to go ahead of South African captain AB de Villiers who had taken 182 innings to reach the milestone.

Sourav Ganguly (200 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (210 innings) are now third and fourth in the list.

Kohli, who came into the match with 88 needed to score 8000 runs, took a single off Sabbir Rahman to reach the milestone.

Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan also became India's highest run-getter in the Champions Trophy, surpassing Ganguly's haul of 665 runs.

Dhawan has so far amassed 680 runs from nine matches in two editions of Champions Trophy, including three centuries and as many half-centuries. The second in the list is Ganguly with 665 runs followed by Rahul Dravid (627) and Tendulkar (441).

Dhawan surpassed Ganguly when he was on 32 during India's run chase of 265 against Bangladesh in the second semi-final. He went on to score 46.

He also became the first batsman to score 300-plus runs in two different editions of ICC Champions Trophy -- 2013 and 2017.

Dhawan scored 363 runs from five matches to be adjudged the man-of-the-series in 2013 and has so far hit 317 runs from four matches in this ongoing edition.

Dhawan's highest score in the Champions Trophy till now is 125, which he scored against Sri Lanka in a Group B game in the ongoing edition of the tournament.

The Delhi batsman also broke Tendulkar's record of being the fastest cricketer to score 1,000 runs in ICC One-day International (ODI) events. Dhawan took 16 innings to reach the landmark, eclipsing Tendulkar (18) and Ganguly (20).

(With PTI Inputs)

Topics : India Bangladesh Virat Kohli Edgbaston, Birmingham ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Cricket
Highlights
  • Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian cricket team.
  • Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 96 against Bangladesh
  • India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the semi-finals
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