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Will Virat Kohli eclipse the 1,000 runs' barrier?

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: May 26, 2016 14:56 IST
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With the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper 81 runs short, Rajneesh Gupta presents the the run-machine's performance in IPL-9 and top scorers in a series/tournament.

Virat Kohli

IMAGE: Virat Kohli celebrates after Royal Challengers Bangalore's victory over Delhi Daredevils, in Raipur, on May 22, 2016. Photograph: BCCI

Never in the history of cricket has a batsman scored 1,000 runs in a series or tournament (excluding domestic first-class competitions).

The great Don Dradman scored the most runs in a tournament, 974, in a five-match Test series against England in England in 1930.

The most runs a batsman has ever scored in a One-Day tournament are 686, by Greg Chappell, in the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup in Australia in 1980-81.

He did so in 14 matches in that tournament.

This is also a record for all List A matches (all 50-over matches).

The Twenty20 record is, as we now know, held by Virat Kohli (currently 919 runs).

The previous record was 733 – also in the Indian Premier League – on two occasions.

Chris Gayle had scored 733 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2012 edition.

Australia's Michael Hussey scored an identical number the next year for Chennai Super Kings.

Now, Virat has a chance to create history.

He is 81 runs short of the target, having been dismissed for 0 in the IPL Qualifier 1 against Gujarat Lions.

With Royal Challengers Bangalore beating the Lions in that match by four wickets and making it to the final he has one innings to do so.

Most runs in a series/tournament

 

Runs

For

Vs

Season

Mts

Avg

Format

Don Bradman

974

Aus

Eng

1930

5

139.14

Test

Wally Hammond

905

Eng

Aus

 1928-29

5

113.13

Test

Neil Harvey

834

Aus

SA

 1952-53

5

92.67

Test

Viv Richards

829

WI

Eng

1976

4

118.43

Test

Clyde Walcott

827

WI

Aus

 1954-55

5

82.70

Test

Garry Sobers

824

WI

Pak

 1957-58

5

137.33

Test

Don Bradman

810

Aus

Eng

 1936-37

5

90.00

Test

Don Bradman

806

Aus

SA

 1931-32

5

201.50

Test

Everton Weekes

779

WI

Ind

 1948-49

5

111.29

Test

Sunil Gavaskar

774

Ind

WI

 1970-71

4

154.80

Test

Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli in IPL 2016:

Score

For

Vs

Inns

Venue

 Date

Result

75

RCB

SRH

1

Bangalore

 12 Apr 2016

Won

79

RCB

DD

1

Bangalore

 17 Apr 2016

Lost

33

RCB

MI

1

Mumbai WS

 20 Apr 2016

Lost

80

RCB

RPS

1

Pune

 22 Apr 2016

Won

100*

RCB

GL

1

Rajkot

 24 Apr 2016

Lost

14

RCB

SRH

2

Hyderabad

 30 Apr 2016

Lost

52

RCB

KKR

1

Bangalore

 02 May 2016

Lost

108*

RCB

RPS

2

Bangalore

 07 May 2016

Won

20

RCB

KXIP

1

Mohali

 09 May 2016

Won

7

RCB

MI

1

Bangalore

 11 May 2016

Lost

109

RCB

GL

1

Bangalore

 14 May 2016

Won

75*

RCB

KKR

2

Kolkata

 16 May 2016

Won

113

RCB

KXIP

1

Bangalore

 18 May 2016

Won

54*

RCB

DD

2

Raipur

 22 May 2016

Won

0

RCB

GL

2

Bangalore

 24 May 2016

Won

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