India vs Sri Lanka: The third and final ODI of the three-match One-Day-International series between India and Sri Lanka is being played at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. Continuing his purple patch in international cricket, Virat Kohli (110-ball 166 runs) scored his 46th ODI ton off just 85 deliveries on Sunday.
This is Virat’s third ODI ton in his last four games in 50-overs format. Notably, the former India skipper breached the three-figure mark for the second time in India vs Sri Lanka ODI series. The talismanic batter played an unbeaten inning of 166 runs to notch up his 74th international and 46th ODI ton. During his innings, the star batter hammered 13 fours and 8 sixes.Kohli’s blitzkrieg helped India post a mammoth 390/5 in 50 overs.
Virat Kohli the greatest odi batsmen of all time pic.twitter.com/Co4NctJKjK
— leishaa ✨ (@katyxkohli17) January 15, 2023
India, playing the third and final ODI against Sri Lanka today in Kerala, have already won the three-match ODI series 2-0.
Virat Kohli in ODI format:
Innings – 259
Runs – 12754
Average – 58.24
Strike Rate – 93.68
Hundreds – 46
Fifties – 64
The Greatest ever in 50 over format. pic.twitter.com/uzUj8sEjij
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 15, 2023
Virat Kohli nearing Sachin Tendulkar’s mega record
Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has scored 49 ODI tons in his ODI career. Kohli, in IND vs SL 3rd ODI, scored his 46th ODI century. The flamboyant batter now needs only 4 ODI tons to break Sachin’s record. It is highly likely that Virat will easily surpass Sachin’s ODI record in 2023.
Post the conclusion of this series, India will host New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising 3 ODIs followed by as many T20Is after which the much-awaited Border-Gavaskar Trophy will get underway in February.