The India captain broke quite a few records during the second ODI match against the West Indies in Port of Spain.
Rajneesh Gupta does a quick recount.
Virat Kohli continues to rule in One-Day Internationals as the India captain etched quite a few records during the second match against the West Indies in Port of Spain, on Monday.
Kohli became the highest run-scorer against the West Indies, surpassing Pakistan’s Javed Miandad’s tally of 1930 runs. Interestingly, Kohli took 30 innings fewer than Miandad to better his record!
He also extended his run-tally to 2032, thus becoming the first player to aggregate 2000 runs against the West Indies in ODIs.
Highest run-scorers against West Indies in ODIs
|Virat Kohli (Ind)||35||2032||157*||72.57||8|
|Javed Miandad (Pak)||64||1930||100*||33.85||1|
|Mark Waugh (Aus)||47||1708||173||39.72||3|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||40||1666||139||50.48||4|
|Rameez Raja (Pak)||53||1624||104*||32.48||2|
|Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||39||1573||141*||52.43||4|
The following table lists the leading run-scorers against each major country in ODIs. Interestingly, Indian batsmen have been top-scorers against five out of 10 opponents.
Most runs against each country in ODIs
|v Australia||Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||71||3077||175||44.59||9|
|v England||Chris Gayle (WI)||36||1632||162||51.00||4|
|v New Zealand||Ricky Ponting (Aus)||51||1971||141*||45.83||6|
|v Pakistan||Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||69||2526||141||40.09||5|
|v West Indies||Virat Kohli (Ind)||35||2032||157*||72.57||8|
|v India||Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||89||2899||189||36.23||7|
|v Sri Lanka||Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||84||3113||138||43.84||8|
|v Zimbabwe||Chris Gayle (WI)||30||1549||215||61.96||3|
|v Bangladesh||Brendan Taylor (Zim)||50||1377||118*||29.93||2|
|v South Africa||Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||57||2001||200*||35.73||5|
Kohli needed only 34 innings to complete his 2000 runs against the West Indies, which makes him the quickest to aggregate 2000 runs against a particular country in ODIs.
He wrested the record away from fellow team-mate Rohit Sharma, who reached the mark in 37 innings against Australia.
Fewest innings to complete 2000 runs against a country
During his innings, Kohli moved to the eighth place in the list of leading run-scorers in ODIs, surpassing Sourav Ganguly. Among the Indians, only Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of Kohli.
Leading run-scorers in ODIs
|Sachin Tendulkar (Ind)||463||18426||200*||44.83||49|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||404||14234||169||41.98||25|
|Ricky Ponting (Aus)||375||13704||164||42.03||30|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||445||13430||189||32.36||28|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||448||12650||144||33.37||19|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||328||11579||139||44.36||17|
|Virat Kohli (Ind)||238||11406||183||59.71||42|
|Sourav Ganguly (Ind)||311||11363||183||41.02||22|
|Rahul Dravid (Ind)||344||10889||153||39.16||12|
Kohli boasts of a superb conversion rate in limited overs cricket. He has scored more hundreds than fifties as a captain -- both in ODIs and Tests!
Kohli's record as captain