Kohli’s Terrific Tons
Virat Kohli beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 17 hundreds in 232 innings in chases, reaching his 18th in just 102 innings
The Indian captain did so with an unbeaten 111 to seal another ODI series win for India at the expense of the West Indies in Kingston.
The Indian’s have totally dominated the West Indies in the one-day format making it seven consecutive wins home and away since January 2007.
They won the final game of the series by seven wickets to clinch it 3-1 and make it three successive wins when visiting the Caribbean, winning 2-1 in 2009 and 3-2 in 2011.
Kohli himself boasts a 75% winning percentage as captain in ODI’s with 22 wins and seven defeats and one no-result match out of 30 he’s contested.
Of all the Indian captains with at least seven matches his success percent is the highest.
Kohli remains the only batsman to have averaged sixty-plus in ODIs involving India and West Indies (minimum ten innings) his tally being 1387 in 27 matches.
Just two batsmen have registered more hundreds in a winning cause than Kohli’s tally of 24 – Tendulkar (33) and Ricky Ponting (25).
His overall tally of 28 hundreds in ODIs is another only two have exceeded with Tendulkar (49) and Ponting (30) again ahead.