Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma create world record in ODIs

India beat New Zealand by six runs in the third ODI at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur. With this win, the Men in Blue clinched the three-match series 2-1.

Chasing 338 runs to win, Colin Munro’s 75 and Kane Williamson’s 64 gave New Zealand the perfect start before Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed them in quick succession.


Tom Latham (65 off 52) gave the Kiwis some hope as he stitched two crucial partnerships with Ross Taylor (39) and Henry Nicholls (37) before some brilliant death bowling by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah won the match and the series for India.

After losing the toss and batting first, India scored 337/6 in their 50 overs. Rohit Sharma scored his 15th ODI century and skipper Virat Kohli registered his 32nd hundred in the format.

Here are some of the interesting numbers from the final ODI:


1.) Virat Kohli becomes the first batsman to score 2000 international runs this year.

2.) Virat Kohli crossed 5000 international runs as a captain in just 93 innings, the fastest to do so.

3.) Virat Kohli scored his 9000th ODI run in just his 194th innings, the fastest to do. He broke AB de Villiers’ record of 205 innings.

4.) Rohit Sharma became the second player after Virat Kohli to score 1000 ODI runs in 2017.

5.) Rohit Sharma became the second fastest to score 150 sixes in ODIs. He has reached the milestone in 165 innings.

6.) With the dismissal of Martin Guptill, Jasprit Bumrah took his 50th ODI wicket in just his 28th match. He is the second fastest Indian after Ajit Agarkar (23 matches) to achieve this feat.

7.) Four number of 200 partnerships stitched together by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in ODIs, the most by any pair.

8.) Virat Kohli became the first player to score sixth ODI century as a captain in a calendar year.

9.) India won their seventh consecutive bilateral ODI series under Virat Kohli, most by an Indian captain.

10.) Virat Kohli has been a part of most 200 stands in ODIs- 11, the most by any player.

11.) Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have 12-century partnerships in ODIs, third most by an Indian pair.

12.) Virat Kohli’s century on Sunday is his 14th ton at home. Only Sachin Tendulkar with 20 is ahead of the Indian skipper.

13.) 1460 runs have been scored by Virat Kohli in ODIs in 2017, the most by a captain in a calendar year. He overtook Ricky Ponting’s tally of 1424 runs in 2007.

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