India vs Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur October 30, 2013

Kohli fastest to 17 ODI tons

Statistical highlights from the sixth ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur, another high-scoring run chase
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  • Virat Kohli has taken 112 innings to hit 17 hundreds in ODIs, 58 fewer than Sourav Ganguly who was the fastest to 17 ODI hundreds before him. Saeed Anwar, the next quickest batsman to 17 ODI hundreds, took 177 innings.

  • Kohli aggregated 1000 runs in ODIs in 2013, when he crossed 82 runs in this innings. This is the third consecutive calendar year in which Kohli has aggregated 1000 or more ODI runs. He became the fourth batsman in ODIs after Sourav Ganguly (1997-2000), Sachin Tendulkar (1996-98) and MS Dhoni (2007-09) to hit 1000 or more ODI runs in three or more consecutive calendar years.

  • Kohli's 61-ball hundred was India's third-fastest in ODIs. He came close to bettering Virender Sehwag's 60-ball hundred for the second time in 15 days. In the second match of this series, Kohli had broken India's record for the fastest-hundred in ODIs, which was previously held by Sehwag.

  • Kohli scored his 11th hundred in chases and moved to second place, with Chris Gayle, in the list of batsmen with most centuries in chases. Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 17 hundreds in chases. All of Kohli's 11 hundreds in chases have resulted in wins. Only Tendulkar, with 14 hundreds in successful chases, has a better record. Five of these hundreds for Kohli have come chasing targets of 300 or more.

  • Kohli is the first batsman to make five successive scores of 50 or more in ODIs on two separate occasions. In his last five innings, he has scores of 68*, 61, 100*, 68 and 115*. Between February 28 and July 21, 2012, he had scored four centuries and a 66 in five consecutive innings.

  • MS Dhoni became the second India batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to aggregate 1000 or more ODI-runs against Australia. Dhoni has taken 29 innings, while Tendulkar took 20. Tendulkar has scored the most runs in ODIs against Australia. Dhoni scored his 34th unbeaten innings in successful chases. He has now moved ahead of Jonty Rhodes as the batsman to remain unbeaten the most number of times in successful chases.

  • The sixth ODI in Nagpur was only the second instance in ODI history that four individual centuries were scored. The first one also involved Australia, against Pakistan at Lahore in 1998. Australia ended up winning on that occasion, though.

  • India's opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are by far the most prolific ODI pair of 2013: in 18 innings they've added 1068 runs at an average of 62.82. They've put together five century stands this year, no other pair has managed more than two.

  • Dhawan's 100 - his fourth century in ODIs - took his aggregate in the format to 1000 runs. It took him only 24 innings to get there, which makes him the joint-fastest among Indians, with Virat Kohli. Only five batsmen have got there in fewer innings.

  • Bailey's series aggregate of 474 is the best by any batsman in a bilateral series. With one match still left, he has already gone past the previous record of 467, set by Zimbabwe's Hamilton Masakadza in a five-match series against Kenya in 2009. Bailey is more than 100 runs clear of the next-best aggregate by an Australian in a bilateral series - Andrew Symonds had scored 365 in six innings on the tour to India in 2007.

  • During the course of his 156, Bailey went past 1500 ODI runs in only his 32nd innings. Only Hashim Amla has done it faster, in 30 innings.

  • Bailey has become only the ninth Australian to score 1000 or more ODI runs in a calendar year. In 19 innings this year, he has an aggregate of 1040, at an average of 69.33 and a strike rate of 98.29. Ricky Ponting achieved it six times, while Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Shane Watson, and Mark Waugh did it twice each.

  • Shane Watson and Bailey both scored centuries, the first instance of Australia's No. 3 and No. 4 batsmen getting hundreds in the same ODI. It was the tenth such instance for any team; the last time it happened was three years ago, in October 2010, by South Africa against Zimbabwe. It was only the third instance of two non-opening batsmen getting hundreds for Australia in an ODI.

  • Ravindra Jadeja, the bowler who finally dismissed Bailey is also the only one who has gone at less than a run a ball against him in the series. Against Jadeja, Bailey has scored 90 off 112 balls (run rate 4.82 per over). All the others have gone at more than six per over, with R Ashwin conceding the most runs - 106 off 86.

    Bailey v Indian bowlers in this series (Qual: 10 balls)
    Bowler Runs Balls Dismissals Runs per over
    R Ashwin 106 86 1 7.39
    Ravindra Jadeja 90 112 1 4.82
    Vinay Kumar 47 40 2 7.05
    Yuvraj Singh 45 35 0 7.71
    Ishant Sharma 44 31 0 8.51
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar 37 20 0 11.10
    Amit Mishra 33 28 0 7.07
    Mohammad Shami 29 16 0 10.87

  • Australia's batsmen have struck 47 sixes in five matches in the series so far. It's their highest in any bilateral series, and their second-highest in any series: they'd struck 67 sixes in 11 matches in the 2007 World Cup.

S Rajesh is stats editor, and Shiva is stats subeditor, of ESPNcricinfo. Follow Rajesh on Twitter

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  • on October 31, 2013, 2:59 GMT

    Kohli aggregated 1000 runs in ODIs in 2013, when he crossed 82 runs in this innings. This is the third consecutive calendar year in which Kohli has aggregated 1000 or more ODI runs. He became the fourth batsman in ODIs after Sourav Ganguly (1997-2000), Sachin Tendulkar (1996-98) and MS Dhoni (2007-08) to hit 1000 or more ODI runs in three or more consecutive calendar years.

    Look at Dhoni's years and change it!

  • Amarjitmadan on October 30, 2013, 20:39 GMT

    Virat's approach,consistency,aggression and putting a big price tag on his wicket is outstanding and a very very positive sign for Indian cricket. I have no reservation in saying that now that he is manifesting the the same quality of batting that Sachin did in Sharjah in 1998 and surely he will continue doing it. I wish him all the best.

  • NareshPodi on November 3, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    For all those who praise Sachin over Kohli, (The worst ways to praise Sachin over Kohli). If you are a true INDIAN, you never say these kind of excuses. I am not saying Sachin is not great but you must accept that Kohli's talent. Some of you are misunderstanding Kohli's consistency and Technique. 1. Kohli didn't played in Sachin's time. My answer is, Sachin also played along with Kohli for more than 4 years, then where was the match winning performance? 2. Flat pitches. My ans is - Most of the centuries made by Sachin were made in Asian pitches only. Kohli not only made centuries on flat pitches but overseas also. Check it again. 3. Not so great bowlers. Did Sachin played any fastest century on these bowlers or on these flat pitches.How can you think Kohli wouldn't perform against those great bowlers.Only Sachin played against those great bowlers and made century among all countries?

    Tell me one good reason to demotivate the young player who is helping India to taste unimaginable win

  • on November 2, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    sachin better than kohli.... wait and watch kohli career more 2 or 3 years ,,,

  • on November 1, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    Abhishek Singh ...........Martin scored 90 not 100

  • on November 1, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    we should not go for comparisons for players of different generations...i'm sure when Sachin had started his career he must have been compared with Sunil Gavaskar...but the point which we should understand is that.. each of these greats played in a different era...and naturally their style and approach towards the game has been different.........one thing though common is their love and passion towards the game...we are blessed to have all these great players representing our nation...and we should be proud of that...

  • Abhishek.2626 on November 1, 2013, 11:01 GMT

    Kohli wouldnt have been this successful had he played during Sachin's time. Just have a look at the pitches he is playing on. They are all National Highways. And the bowling he is facing.. Its such low quailty. There is no Warne, Murali, Mcgrath, Wasim, Waqar, Donald, Pollock etc. He hasnt even had a duel against Steyn on seaming conditions.

    Let him do What Sachin did in Perth. May be then we truly can accept he is the next batting great.

  • on November 1, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    In WC final 2003... aus no 3 & no 4 scored centuries so how can it b the first instant for aus????

  • wellrounded87 on November 1, 2013, 3:03 GMT

    I don't want to take anything away from Kohli because i think he is an absolutely superb young talent who's only going to get better and will inevitably be one of the games greats.

    But his stats are incredibly embelished by the Indian pitch conditions in which most of his runs are coming from. I mean when the Australian side which has a very inexperienced and shallow batting lineup is consistently putting on 300+ totals the pitch is obviously very batter friendly. The worst thing is it looks like our selectors have overlooked the batting friendly conditions and are set to pick Bailey in the test side despite his very mediocre first class record.

  • on October 31, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    Not a bad record. India keep producing the best batsmen.

  • on October 31, 2013, 2:59 GMT

    Kohli aggregated 1000 runs in ODIs in 2013, when he crossed 82 runs in this innings. This is the third consecutive calendar year in which Kohli has aggregated 1000 or more ODI runs. He became the fourth batsman in ODIs after Sourav Ganguly (1997-2000), Sachin Tendulkar (1996-98) and MS Dhoni (2007-08) to hit 1000 or more ODI runs in three or more consecutive calendar years.

    Look at Dhoni's years and change it!

  • Amarjitmadan on October 30, 2013, 20:39 GMT

    Virat's approach,consistency,aggression and putting a big price tag on his wicket is outstanding and a very very positive sign for Indian cricket. I have no reservation in saying that now that he is manifesting the the same quality of batting that Sachin did in Sharjah in 1998 and surely he will continue doing it. I wish him all the best.

  • NareshPodi on November 3, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    For all those who praise Sachin over Kohli, (The worst ways to praise Sachin over Kohli). If you are a true INDIAN, you never say these kind of excuses. I am not saying Sachin is not great but you must accept that Kohli's talent. Some of you are misunderstanding Kohli's consistency and Technique. 1. Kohli didn't played in Sachin's time. My answer is, Sachin also played along with Kohli for more than 4 years, then where was the match winning performance? 2. Flat pitches. My ans is - Most of the centuries made by Sachin were made in Asian pitches only. Kohli not only made centuries on flat pitches but overseas also. Check it again. 3. Not so great bowlers. Did Sachin played any fastest century on these bowlers or on these flat pitches.How can you think Kohli wouldn't perform against those great bowlers.Only Sachin played against those great bowlers and made century among all countries?

    Tell me one good reason to demotivate the young player who is helping India to taste unimaginable win

  • on November 2, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    sachin better than kohli.... wait and watch kohli career more 2 or 3 years ,,,

  • on November 1, 2013, 18:44 GMT

    Abhishek Singh ...........Martin scored 90 not 100

  • on November 1, 2013, 13:18 GMT

    we should not go for comparisons for players of different generations...i'm sure when Sachin had started his career he must have been compared with Sunil Gavaskar...but the point which we should understand is that.. each of these greats played in a different era...and naturally their style and approach towards the game has been different.........one thing though common is their love and passion towards the game...we are blessed to have all these great players representing our nation...and we should be proud of that...

  • Abhishek.2626 on November 1, 2013, 11:01 GMT

    Kohli wouldnt have been this successful had he played during Sachin's time. Just have a look at the pitches he is playing on. They are all National Highways. And the bowling he is facing.. Its such low quailty. There is no Warne, Murali, Mcgrath, Wasim, Waqar, Donald, Pollock etc. He hasnt even had a duel against Steyn on seaming conditions.

    Let him do What Sachin did in Perth. May be then we truly can accept he is the next batting great.

  • on November 1, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    In WC final 2003... aus no 3 & no 4 scored centuries so how can it b the first instant for aus????

  • wellrounded87 on November 1, 2013, 3:03 GMT

    I don't want to take anything away from Kohli because i think he is an absolutely superb young talent who's only going to get better and will inevitably be one of the games greats.

    But his stats are incredibly embelished by the Indian pitch conditions in which most of his runs are coming from. I mean when the Australian side which has a very inexperienced and shallow batting lineup is consistently putting on 300+ totals the pitch is obviously very batter friendly. The worst thing is it looks like our selectors have overlooked the batting friendly conditions and are set to pick Bailey in the test side despite his very mediocre first class record.

  • on October 31, 2013, 22:30 GMT

    Not a bad record. India keep producing the best batsmen.

  • ananth_follower on October 31, 2013, 22:02 GMT

    How can I use Statsguru to get "Fastest to" records on my own? For example, I want to see the fastest to 5400 runs in ODIs in terms of innings. How would I go about that? Or the fastest to 18 centuries in ODIs? Thanks in advance

  • DocBindra on October 31, 2013, 20:46 GMT

    Kohli is a very special talent and he is not even 25 yo yet!!! He has and will score in any condition. ...anyone who doubts that obviously is clueless and doesn't know much about cricket. 15 years from he will hold most of the records...you heard it here first, mark it down.

  • on October 31, 2013, 20:29 GMT

    Fans of sachin don't like comparison b/w kohli and sachin. When sachin was compared with bradman,no body took out these points. Apart from that, Sachin himself has once said..he ideal cricketer was viv richards and viv says he says himself in kohli..!! Kohli go ahead... still more 33 centuries to set a new record.. in ODI ..!!

  • on October 31, 2013, 15:04 GMT

    Even on flat wickets its not easy to score consistently and that too at such a high strike rate, while chasing. Tendulkar's era was different, India use to loose matches once he got out. This Indian batting line has the most dangerous hitters in the world. Once u get Rohit & Dhawan u have Kohli at 3 once u get Kohli u have Rain, Yuvraj & in the end comes the most dangerous of them all MS Dhoni. Good thing about them is they all are good fielders.But real difference between a good side & great side is when it starts winning test series in all parts of the world, which India can never be , thanks to the flat & easy batting tracks & pathetic bowlers (both spinners & seamers)

  • on October 31, 2013, 13:09 GMT

    Amazing consistent, aggressive batting by Virat. Let us not compare him with Sachin, as they are playing in different conditions and rules. Today thanks to the like of Virat, Dhawan, Rohit, Raina and Dhoni, no total is unreachable for the Indian team. Waiting to see Kohli claiming the number one slot in ODIs

  • on October 31, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    kohli you can break the sachin record........ i love you like sugure so much I want more cenury in7th odi

  • Waws on October 31, 2013, 11:16 GMT

    Amazing how good playing on flat tracks can make a players stats look

  • Arrow011 on October 31, 2013, 11:10 GMT

    The way things have been messed up with 2 new balls & 4 fielders rule even an ametuer can hit centuries. It is time to shift it back to old days when only 1 ball was used. This new rules are killing spin bowlers & inflating batting averages by atleast 10-20 runs.

  • Arrow011 on October 31, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    These rapid run feasts & batsmen having more than 50s is all because of the flawed new rules. The sense in ODI is fast vanishing hence the bat is winning over ball. If the field setting was of old, these unusual record breaking would never have happened. There is still an ocean difference between Sachin & Kohli.

  • Sultan2007 on October 31, 2013, 10:00 GMT

    Virat Kohli is a fantastic cricketer! He clealry walks the talk when he says that he plays to see his Team through. One has only to see his Not Out stats in successful run chases to substantiate this. India is fortunate that in Dhoni and Kohli, they now have 2 such batsmen. I will say however, that comparisons with Sachin's stats dont make much sense since a) Sachin staretd his career as a lower kiddle order batsman and flowered in ODI ony once he moved up and b) those days the scores just werent big enough for chasing sides to score centuries as is now apparent. So, lets just celebrate the accomplishments of 2 discitnctly gifted players independently. One, a proven immortal of the game and the other, at the top of his game at this moment in time!

  • on October 31, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    Sachin's 14 centuries in winning causes in second innings spread across 23 years include 6 against teams like Bangladesh/Kenya/Zimbabwe. Further he scored 13 off those 14 in the first 13 years, and just one in the next 10 years.

    Whereas Virat has so far scored 11 in 5 years; 9 against teams discarding B/Z/K.

    Amazing stats. Hats off to Virat. Already scored more second inning winning hundreds than Tendulkar against decent oppositions in a quarter of matches played by Tendulkar :)

  • MCSJCW on October 31, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    Fantastic effort by Kohli considering he is not the opner and his openers are heavy scorers as well. Amla has 11 hundreds in 76 games which sets him up nicely to break the record being an opener. Kohli much better on paper though because Amlas record chasing is nowhere near as good.

    Just wonder about whether he will be able to reproduce in South Africa and England (seaming ball) as Amla has.

  • pgandhi on October 31, 2013, 7:27 GMT

    Sorry to point out a pattern here. When Sachin was scoring heavily, he did not face Marshall, Holding, Hall, Lille, Thomson etc., Same with Kohli and same will be said about any future star batsmen. This is inevitable!!!

    Instead of making these silly imaginary contests please just enjoy each and every performance for what they are, brilliantly ENTERTAINING!!! No one complained about the famous 430+ match of AUS vs SA right!!!

  • on October 31, 2013, 7:23 GMT

    please reduce churning out un important statistics overdose. its bad.

  • gatman11 on October 31, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    Is there some calculation and record for the no of runs scored durring an ODI series?

  • Naresh28 on October 31, 2013, 7:08 GMT

    Waiting to hear from "SACHIN DETRACTORS" who say he only plays for records. If a record is there too be broken then it will be broken. The stats are picked up on the way to greatness. Kholi will be the next Sachin.

  • on October 31, 2013, 7:00 GMT

    I think we can change the rules of game make crossing a boundary credit 8 runs(instead of 4) to the batsmen and on an over head 12 instead of 6. We will have another Bradman/Sachin in no time. BCCI and cricket will need demi gods to keep the game forward.

  • prashant101 on October 31, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    Its good to see the Indian Batsmen in good form but cricket is missing on genuine competition with Bat and ball these days due to non-existent world class bowlers in most teams, flat pitches and pro-batsmen rules in one day cricket. The nineties and most part of 2000-2010 gave us some memorable encounters such as McGrath-Sachin, Bret-Lee-Sachin/Saurabh/Sehwag, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Mutiah Murlitharan and so on...however these days its just about batting first few quite overs and then smashing the ball all over the park as bowlers neither have the skill nor the pitch or fielders outside the inner circle to stop batsmen...miss the good old days a bit but hopefully bowlers all over the world will mature and get better soon

  • on October 31, 2013, 6:21 GMT

    That's amazing and class innings played by Young Talent.

    People talk about Kohli has not faced bowlers like Mcgrath, Wasim, Walsh, Ambrose and many legendary bowlers. Use the sense, are there any such classy bowlers now. Talk about the bowlers who are currently in legendary level, he has to face or played with.

    When the mentioned legendary bowlers were playing, Kohli was not in Cricket. Simple sense, please doesn't understand. Anyhow the SA series on the way. Let him face the SA bowlers in SA. This will be great challenge for him.

  • on October 31, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    Wow! So many hate comments for Kohli.. It means he is doing a fantastic job for India batting at no 3.. I must say you people must hate his guts cz he bats so well that he single-handedly win matches for India.. Nomatter where he scores his runs, It's still go in record books and that's what matters more.. He will score in foreign conditions but let bcci organise a tour outside then only he can perform..and he is just 24 years old..No one in the world cricket has been so mature at such a young age other than Sachin.. He has already scored 17 odi centuries and 4919 runs in just 112 innings.. Mcgrath, warne, murli and all those bowlers has retired, How can you tell him to bat against their bowling?He was just a school kid when they were in their prime form but his time is now and he will smash every record and will win matches for India both in India and abroad..Give him some time..he has just started.. Keep on hating him, It's a real good omen for him.. Kohli is the "THE YOUNG MASTER"..

  • bumble23 on October 31, 2013, 6:08 GMT

    He may be the fastest to achieve this feat but he was all at sea against junaid khan who literally threw rings around him. Let him show his mettle on seaming conditions.

  • Proudindianyouth on October 31, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    You forgot to add JADEJA's tally of 100 Wickets in ODI

  • on October 31, 2013, 5:29 GMT

    Come now, lets not go gaagaa over Kohli as of now. Out of the prolific centuries he has made, how many have come in foreign conditions. India are lucky to be playing on cemented pitches since the last 2 years. And who is he facing? McGrath, NOT, Shane Warne, NOT, Wasim Akram, NOT, Waqar Younis, NOT. There is little doubt about the talent, but as soon as he fails in foreign conditions, the people going crazy about him will be the first ones to come and bash him. Give it a rest. Tell BCCI to make some good pitches, or go to South Africa and score like this, and we will talk about it then. Don't make him a legend when he is not, as of now.

  • on October 31, 2013, 5:27 GMT

    One stat not covered in the above list: Ravindra Jadeja during the course of the match claimed his 100th ODI wicket. Only the 15th Indian to do so. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/bowling/most_wickets_career.html?class=2;id=6;type=team

  • testcric4ever on October 31, 2013, 4:55 GMT

    Big deal, I once scored 2000 runs including 12 centuries in one calendar year playing against my brothers. Sure the pitch was a literal road, with no sideways movement, variable bounce or swing and the boundaries were impossibly small but I still though I was pretty good

  • xylo on October 31, 2013, 4:45 GMT

    I think the performance of the young crop should lead cricinfo to drop the #FarewellTendulkar wailing and replace it with a #PleaseGoTendulkar plea.

  • on October 31, 2013, 4:44 GMT

    Kohli without doubt is the best young player in the world with a great temperament and wide range of shots. It is quite astonishing to see him perform under-pressure chasing all the 300+ scores with ease and the stroke play is stunning. Great going and my best wishes for him.

  • creative3dprabhu on October 31, 2013, 4:43 GMT

    Splendid to see his continuous performance and concentration while chasing big one...Definitely kohli is the future indian captain ...He will break all type of records in cricket and that too in very short period of time....

  • on October 31, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    There is one more record Virat Kohli broke yesterday. He has scored more runs than anyone after 112 innings. 4919, previous record was by Sir Viv Richards 4909.

  • crick_sucks on October 31, 2013, 3:03 GMT

    what makes Kohli's achievement even more staggering is that he not the opening batsman. All others in his comparison are opening batsman who have a far better chance of getting a hundred. Remarkable feat. Bailey looks a certainty for the ashes. Hope his form continuous in the ashes as well.

  • DontMessWithZohan on October 31, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    Instead of getting over-excited over #FarewellTendulkar, I think, at the present, one should instead be more keenful in #TheNextGreatBatsmanInTheMaking

  • IndCricFan2013 on October 31, 2013, 2:41 GMT

    At this rate of hundreds in ODI, Kohli would in less than 2 years overtake Ganguly to stand behind sachin as 2nd indian with more hundreds and in less than 5 years he will over take Ponting to go 2nd behind Sachin. In 10 years or give couple of more yea if he slows downr, of ODI, Kohli will score his 50th ODI hundred and over take Sachin. Evetually he might over take sachin on total ODI runs, What a player. Test cricket is altogether different. It would be monumental for Kohli to get there at his test century rate. But he could improve on test hundred and give it a good try.

  • BangbangKohli on October 31, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    Take a bow KOHLI. Currently the best batsman in the world. Kohli already won more matches for India than anybody else. A true champ. Hats of to men in Blue, you are proving why you re world champs

  • on October 31, 2013, 0:41 GMT

    Looks like Virat Kohli will be the man to watch form now on. A fantastic stroke player who does wonders chasing a big score. He will surpass all records if he continues to play this way. Afterall records are made to be broken at some time or other. Good luck to Kohli for more scintilating innings to follow. It is a pleasure to watch him bat from the moment he walks in to the crease. And he builds his innings - not just a slogger by any means. All cricketing shots, mind you !Best wishes indeed !!!!

  • kesoo on October 30, 2013, 22:18 GMT

    Funny but 90% the stats here are centered around Indian batsmen which shows that the pitch standards are set for batsmen. Though that doesn't disporve the genius efforts of the batsmen, India should make some pitches that suit foriegn conditions in order to have a 'reality check', if ever BCCI is interested in it.

  • on October 30, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    Statistics can b very deceiving!.. how many of these runs have been scored outside of the "dead-Ranji-trophy " type pitches? tailor made for "Ranji Trophy" fans who come to watch the game as a"tamasha"? love to watch his figures in the upcoming South Africa Tour

  • Gmale on October 30, 2013, 21:54 GMT

    If MS Dhoni scored 1,000 runs in 2007-08, how does he qualify in the list with batsmen scoring 1,00 runs in 3 consecutive years?

  • on October 30, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    Good Jop kohli

  • LAKINGSFAN on October 30, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    Don't compare Kohli against Tendulkar. None can be compared against selfish record lover like Tendulkar. Enough said.

  • LAKINGSFAN on October 30, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    When in doubt, whether a particular player is a batter or not, just send him to tour India and he will return as an accomplished batman like Bailey. India has a history of doing this. Jayasurya was made of a batsman by India. So was Jimmy Adams, Ijaz Ahmed,etc.

    With his performance against India, Bailey will now be included in the Ashes team only to make Aus batting worse in Tests. England bowling in tests is far,far better than India's in ODIs.

  • LAKINGSFAN on October 30, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    When in doubt, whether a particular player is a batter or not, just send him to tour India and he will return as an accomplished batman like Bailey. India has a history of doing this. Jayasurya was made of a batsman by India. So was Jimmy Adams, Ijaz Ahmed,etc.

    With his performance against India, Bailey will now be included in the Ashes team only to make Aus batting worse in Tests. England bowling in tests is far,far better than India's in ODIs.

  • LAKINGSFAN on October 30, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    Don't compare Kohli against Tendulkar. None can be compared against selfish record lover like Tendulkar. Enough said.

  • on October 30, 2013, 20:04 GMT

    Good Jop kohli

  • Gmale on October 30, 2013, 21:54 GMT

    If MS Dhoni scored 1,000 runs in 2007-08, how does he qualify in the list with batsmen scoring 1,00 runs in 3 consecutive years?

  • on October 30, 2013, 21:57 GMT

    Statistics can b very deceiving!.. how many of these runs have been scored outside of the "dead-Ranji-trophy " type pitches? tailor made for "Ranji Trophy" fans who come to watch the game as a"tamasha"? love to watch his figures in the upcoming South Africa Tour

  • kesoo on October 30, 2013, 22:18 GMT

    Funny but 90% the stats here are centered around Indian batsmen which shows that the pitch standards are set for batsmen. Though that doesn't disporve the genius efforts of the batsmen, India should make some pitches that suit foriegn conditions in order to have a 'reality check', if ever BCCI is interested in it.

  • on October 31, 2013, 0:41 GMT

    Looks like Virat Kohli will be the man to watch form now on. A fantastic stroke player who does wonders chasing a big score. He will surpass all records if he continues to play this way. Afterall records are made to be broken at some time or other. Good luck to Kohli for more scintilating innings to follow. It is a pleasure to watch him bat from the moment he walks in to the crease. And he builds his innings - not just a slogger by any means. All cricketing shots, mind you !Best wishes indeed !!!!

  • BangbangKohli on October 31, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    Take a bow KOHLI. Currently the best batsman in the world. Kohli already won more matches for India than anybody else. A true champ. Hats of to men in Blue, you are proving why you re world champs

  • IndCricFan2013 on October 31, 2013, 2:41 GMT

    At this rate of hundreds in ODI, Kohli would in less than 2 years overtake Ganguly to stand behind sachin as 2nd indian with more hundreds and in less than 5 years he will over take Ponting to go 2nd behind Sachin. In 10 years or give couple of more yea if he slows downr, of ODI, Kohli will score his 50th ODI hundred and over take Sachin. Evetually he might over take sachin on total ODI runs, What a player. Test cricket is altogether different. It would be monumental for Kohli to get there at his test century rate. But he could improve on test hundred and give it a good try.

  • DontMessWithZohan on October 31, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    Instead of getting over-excited over #FarewellTendulkar, I think, at the present, one should instead be more keenful in #TheNextGreatBatsmanInTheMaking