IND vs BAN: Virat Kohli breaks a sensational ODI ton after three years, reaches milestone by surpassing Ricky Ponting

Former India captain virat kohli shows that the form is temporary and the class is permanent. He notched his 44th ODI tonne against Bangladesh on Saturday (Dec 10) at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

The special thing about his 72 ton is that he surpassed the 71 international centuries of the great Australian Ricky Ponting. Now the talismanic batsman is just behind the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, who has 100 international hundreds. This century in ODI came after three years. The last ton of him in ODIs came in August 2019 against the West Indies.

Kohli took just 85 balls to run to his hundred. At the time when Ishan Kishan was hogging all the attention for scoring his first hundred before hitting the fastest double century, Kohli’s stroke play soon brought him to the triple digit mark.

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The 34-year-old finished his drive when Shakib Al Hasan delivered a full pitch. Kohli tried to smash him for a long time, but Mehidy Hasan ran to the left of him and bagged him safely. Kohli departed after scoring 113 runs off 91 balls with 11 caps and two tops at a strike rate of 124.18.

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Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan strich 290-run bracket for second wicket

Virat Kohli and Ishan Kishan

The young batsman, Ishan Kishan, got a chance to open in this match replacing the injured Rohit Sharma (who was ruled out of the 3rd ODI). He perfectly used this opportunity to show why the upcoming ODI World Cup in India is not to be missed.

The Ranchi batsman played 126 balls to close out his double century, which is also the fastest in international cricket. He walked back to the pavilion after dismissing him for Taskin Ahmed at 36, racking up a massive 210 runs off just 131 balls.

The 24-year-old also sewed a 290-run stand with virat kohli for the second wicket. After the Bangladeshi bowlers breached this post, wickets fell like a pack of cards, but still, India picked up a mammoth total of 409/8 in their allotted 50 overs.

Bangladesh are chasing the run, having already lost eight wickets after scoring 148 runs in the 30th. At the crease Taskin Ahmed is batting as India just got rid of mehidy hasan of the delivery of Shardul Thakur (as this article is being written).

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