Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup, Fatullah

Kohli's second-innings exploits, hundreds by captains

Stats highlights from the Bangladesh-India match during the Asia Cup in Fatullah

Shiva Jayaraman

February 26, 2014

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Virat Kohli savours his 19th ODI hundred, Bangladesh v India, Asia Cup 2014, Fatullah, February 26, 2014
Virat Kohli has won 11 Man-of-the-Match awards since 2012, five more than any other batsman during this period © AFP
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  • Virat Kohli's 136 was his 12th hundred in successful chases in ODIs. The only batsman to score more centuries in successful chases is Sachin Tendulkar, who had 14 such centuries. This was Kohli's 19th ODI hundred, of which 13 have come while chasing. Again, only Tendulkar's 17 tons in chases are more than Kohli's.

  • Kohli's 19th ODI century brought him level with Brian Lara on the list of batsmen with most ODI centuries. Only seven batsmen have scored more centuries than him in ODIs. Kohli, who was playing his 124th ODI innings, has taken 55 innings fewer than Chris Gayle, the previous batsman fastest to 19 ODI centuries.

  • This was Kohli's fifth ODI hundred in Bangladesh and his third against them. Kohli has scored 506 runs at 126.50 from six innings against the hosts. In Bangladesh, Kohli has scored 868 runs at 124.00 in ten ODIs, including five hundreds and three fifties.

  • Kohli's five hundreds are the most by a batsman in ODIs in Bangladesh - currently, among the top ODI playing countries, Bangladesh are the only hosts where the record for hitting the most ODI centuries belongs to an overseas batsman.

  • Mushfiqur Rahim's 117 is the highest score by a Bangladesh captain in ODIs. Mushfiqur has become only the third Bangladesh captain after Mohammad Ashraful and Shakib Al Hasan to hit an ODI century. Shakib has three centuries as captain in ODIs.

  • This was also Mushfiqur's highest score and his second century in ODIs. This is only the second hundred by a Bangladesh batsman against India in ODIs. Alok Kapali is the only other batsman to hit a hundred against India. His century also came in the Asia Cup, in Karachi in 2008.

  • Both captains hit centuries in this match - only the second such instance ever in ODIs. The first instance of both captains hitting hundreds in an ODI also came fairly recently - between Ireland and England in Dublin last year, when William Porterfield and Eoin Morgan hit centuries.

  • The 213-run partnership between Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane was India's fourth-highest in ODIs for the third wicket and their highest for that wicket against Bangladesh. This was also the fourth-highest partnership against Bangladesh for any wicket. Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott added 250 runs for the second wicket against them at Edgbaston in 2010, which is the highest partnership against Bangladesh for any wicket.
  • The 133-run partnership between Anamul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim was Bangladesh's highest against India for any wicket, beating the 113-run partnership between Jahurul Islam and Tamim Iqbal for the second wicket , also in the Asia Cup, in Dhaka. This was also Bangladesh's 50th century partnership in ODIs.

  • Anamul Haque's 77 was his second fifty-plus score in ODIs and only the ninth fifty by a Bangladesh opener against India. Haque has now scored 382 runs at 31.83, with his last four ODI innings fetching him 271 runs at 67.75.

  • Mohammed Shami's bowling figures of 4 for 50 in this match are his best in ODIs and the second time he has taken four wickets in a match. His other four-wicket haul came recently, against New Zealand in Napier last month.

  • Kohli has now scored 1423 runs at 129.36 from 19 innings in successful chases since the beginning of 2012, more than 500 runs clear of Tillakaratne Dilshan, who is the next batsman in the list.

  • This was only the 12th instance of an India captain hitting a century in a successful chase in ODIs. The last such instance was also by Kohli, when he hit 115 against Zimbabwe in Harare last year. Sourav Ganguly's four hundreds are the most by an India captain in successful chases.

  • This was Kohli's 18th Man-of-the-Match award in ODIs. He has drawn level with Mohammad Azharuddin and MS Dhoni, who also have 18 such awards in ODIs. Kohli has won 11 of these awards in ODIs since 2012 - the most by any player in that period and five more than Dilshan and Thisara Perera, who are the next players on this list.

  • Varun Aaron had a forgettable outing in this match: he went for 9.44 runs an over off the 7.5 overs that he bowled and was taken out of the attack for bowling two beamers in the match. The 74 runs that he conceded in this innings are the second-highest conceded by a bowler in an ODI against Bangladesh. UAE's Khurram Khan gave away 78 runs from his ten overs in the 2008 Asia Cup, the most conceded by a bowler against the team.

  • This win ended India's eight-match consecutive winless sequence for ODIs outside India. Their last win in an overseas ODI came in Bulawayo last year against Zimbabwe.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com

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Posted by   on (February 28, 2014, 3:58 GMT)

At the age of 25 Sachin has 21 centuries, kohli19, Gayle11,Lara5 here is the link to get that data.

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?agemax1=25;ageval1=age;class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;size=100;template=results;type=batting

Posted by tharindu_td on (February 28, 2014, 2:23 GMT)

Virat Kholi will be the youngest legend in world cricket, despite his full commitment to the task and stubborn behavior he has to earn the respect of spectators. Adam Gilchrist, Kumar Sangakkara, Steve Waugh, Sachin Tendulkar and Mahela Jayawardena are some of the players that prove that they do not want to win games for their country by any mean but only with genuine cricket. Virat has to change his attitude a bit. There were some disrespectful behaviors during last New Zealand series too. He will be the match winner for India. He has already proven he is the player but he is yet to prove he is a true sportsman.

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 22:22 GMT)

Cricinfo is right...gautham hegde.. in 2003 worldcup..pollack captained SA and the century was hit by gibbs and fleming not smith

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 17:30 GMT)

@Fast_Track_Bully: While I fully agree with you that Bangladesh Players should have congratulated Kohli for his brilliant hundred; the other part regarding sportsman spirit is baffling at the best! You bowl a beamer (after being hit for an over-boundary and two boundaries in the over) and than apologize and boast of sportsmanship!In the commentary box Sunil Gavaskar instantaneously called this a deliberate act (not ball slipping out of hand, as claimed by you!) and asked for punishment. You don't need to glorify a misdeed to prove your point!

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 11:35 GMT)

In 2003 World cup when Stephen Fleming scored a century against SA, hadn't the SA captain Graeme Smith also scored a ton?? I believe that was also an instance when captains of both teams scored tons in the same match.

Posted by Gunston on (February 27, 2014, 8:14 GMT)

@chinmay, actually Im in the 30s. If the IPL or flat tracks give you your cricketing orgasms like a "wham bam thank u maam" sort of thing, please carry on on tar road pitches with all the bowling restrictions as much as possible. Even my grandma will score hundreds and break all sort of records. If the similar scenario was set in the 1990s, Sachin/Punters etc would have easily gone past 20000 runs easy. Grow up kiddo.

Posted by chinmay15 on (February 27, 2014, 6:04 GMT)

hahahahaha... Well I am dead sure that Gunston's age is 45+ and he is from england or australia. Grow up oldie, appreciate what's good.

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 5:57 GMT)

Birds are flying, Water is wet, Sun comes in the morning and KOHLI HITS CENTURY IN CHASE, whatta Player he is. It's not just his talent that makes him a class apart. It's all about how he VALUES his wicket, even after bringing his team near victory rope when he got out he showed the hunger that he missed something big. That really represent his hunger for victory.

Posted by Fast_Track_Bully on (February 27, 2014, 5:02 GMT)

Congrats to Kohli. I am surprised by the attitude of BD players when Kohli got out. No one was to congratulate for his efforts.Even if the game already gone, they must appreciate the brilliant knock of Kohli. Look at Indian players they congratulated Mushfiqur Rahim for his century. Thats sportsman spirit! Grow up BD, its called gentleman's game, you must be a gentle man while playing it. Even Aaron apologized to Mushfiqur two or more time even if the ball slipped out of his hands!

Posted by Great_Nate on (February 27, 2014, 4:29 GMT)

Bangladesh is hardly 'overseas' from india. You can walk there!

Posted by debajit72 on (February 27, 2014, 2:13 GMT)

This win ended India's eight-match consecutive winless sequence for ODIs outside India. Their last win in an overseas ODI came in Bulawayo last year against Zimbabwe. Their last win overseas also came under Kohli's captaincy. Mind it Dhoni..........

Posted by TheZeus on (February 27, 2014, 1:29 GMT)

Agreed "warneverchuck"...I think he is destined to become one of the greatest batsmen the game has ever seen...how many runs had Sachin or Lara or Ponting scored by the time they were 25...would be interesting to know!!

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 1:27 GMT)

This win ended India's eight-match consecutive winless sequence for ODIs outside India. Their last win in an overseas ODI came in Bulawayo last year against Zimbabwe. <--- Enough said : Zimbabwe and Bangladesh

Posted by   on (February 27, 2014, 0:52 GMT)

Wouldn't surprise me if kohli beats Tendulkar, s odi century record the guy is a machine

Posted by satchander on (February 27, 2014, 0:36 GMT)

The current Indian team is becoming like the Indian team of the 1990s. Those days if Tendulkar scored big, India would win. If Tendulkar fell early, India would lose. Now instead of Tendulkar, we have Kholi. Of course MSD is there but we need more than Kohli and MSD. Rohit and Dhawan just have not clicked for a long time now. Rahane has scored only now and we need to see if he is going to be consistent. DK and Ambati - still too early to make any judgement.

Posted by Gunston on (February 27, 2014, 0:05 GMT)

These stats are not really comparable to the past era greats like Sachin, Lara, Punters, or Jayasuriya, who used to pummel likes of Warne, Mcgrath, Akram, Younis, Ambrose, Walsh, Bond, Donald, Pollock etc etc. Also those days there weren't any ridiculous fielding restrictions, new ball rules, batting powerplays, which made it even more harder for the batsmen to accumulate the runs. Seriously...we don't compare the stats of the 60 over era to the 50 over era do we?

Posted by kc69 on (February 26, 2014, 22:56 GMT)

Ha ha ha, please try to appreciate good cricket rather than sticking to excuses.

Posted by i_amVIVA on (February 26, 2014, 20:05 GMT)

Well, it's BCB 1 - Team BD 0; BCB can rejoice now keeping key players away, a game well played by politician BCB. However, BD wasn't a push over by any means.

Posted by warneneverchuck on (February 26, 2014, 19:49 GMT)

Kohli is way ahead of all players of his age currently and on his way to become greatest of game with sachin lara amd ponting

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