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Kohli breaks De Villiers's record, fastest to 7000 ODI runs

Last updated on: January 17, 2016 16:46 IST

Indian batsman Virat Kohli broke Proteas star AB de Villiers's record to become the fastest batsman to reach 7000 runs in One-Day Internationals.

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Virat KohliKohli made history during India's third ODI against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

The swashbuckling batsman has been in prime form against Australia and scored 91 and 59 in the first two ODIs.

He needed only 19 runs to overtake AB de Villiers, who reached the landmark in 172 matches and 166 innings.

Kohli also registered his 24th ODI century on the day, thus becomes the quickest batsman in the world to reach the milestone.
The 27-year-old smashed six boundaries and a six to reach the record during the third ODI.

Earlier on Sunday, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl in the third ODI of the five-match series against India at Melbourne

India made two changes in the squad and brought in debutants Rishi Dhawan and Gurkeerat Singh in place of Manish Pandey and Ravichandran Ashwin.

Image: Virat Kohli of India celebrates scoring a half century

Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Source: ANI