Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score three consecutive centuries in limited-over cricket

Virat Kohli is certainly at the peak of his career at the moment after adding another record to his name. He became the first Indian batsman to score three consecutive tons on the trot in limited-overs cricket. Kohli smashed another century in the third one-day game of the series against West Indies. Till now, he has scored 38 centuries in the one-day internationals and is second on the list for players who have scored most centuries in limited-overs cricket.

Pakistan’s Zaheer Abbas became the first player to score three centuries on the trot in the limited-overs format. The stylish batsman notched up three hundred against arch-rivals India in one-day cricket. The other notables that achieved this feat are Herschelle Gibbs, Kumar Sangakkara, Saeed Anwar, Quinton de Kock, and AB De Villiers. New Zealand’s Ross Taylor and England’s Jonny Bairstow are also on the list.

Virat Kohli smashed 138 and 157 not out in the first two one-day games played against West Indies. He produced his third century on the trot and anchored India’s chase at Pune. Kohli produced a lone effort with the bat as he received no support from the other end to see India lose the game by 43 runs. Earlier this year, Kohli scored 558 runs in 6 matches in a bilateral one-day series played against South Africa. He was the leading run-scorer for India against South Africa and helped his side seal their maiden series in South Africa.

Earlier in the series, Kohli managed to complete 10,000 runs in limited-overs cricket during the second game of the one-day series played at Visakhapatnam. He became the fifth Indian batsman to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals.  Indian Captain has been in scintillating form and has scored more than 1000 runs in both formats of the game so far this year.

He will be keen to add few more runs in the remaining two games of the one-day series against West Indies.

 

Player Country No. of centuries Score
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 4 105*, 117*, 104, 124
Zaheer Abbas Pakistan 3 118, 105, 113
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 3 107, 131, 111
Herschelle Gibbs South Africa 3 116, 116*, 153
AB de Villiers South Africa 3 114*, 102*, 102
Quinton de Kock South Africa 3 135, 106, 101
Ross Taylor New Zealand 3 112*, 102, 105*
Babar Azam Pakistan 3 120, 123, 117
Jonny Bairstow England 3 138, 104, 105
Virat Kohli India 3 138, 157*, 107

 

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