HARARE: India captain Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman in the history of the game to score 15 One-Day International (ODI) hundreds as India cruised to a six-wicket victory over Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club yesterday.
Kohli’s 115 from just 108 deliveries helped the tourists chase down a target of 229 with 31 deliveries remaining to go 1-0 up in the five-match series, and also saw him eclipse Pakistan batsman Saeed Anwar’s record.
While Anwar required 143 one-day matches to score his first 15 centuries, yesterday’s match was Kohli’s 106th game.
Kohli was aided by debutant Ambati Rayudu, who shared in a 159-run stand for the third wicket after openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were dismissed relatively cheaply.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2013.
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