Kohli scores 40th ODI ton, joins Sachin Tendulkar in exclusive club

Virat Kohli continued his brilliant run of form against Australia as he slammed his 40th ODI century in the second game of the five-match series in Nagpur, today.

The Indian cricket team skipper became only the second man after Sachin Tendulkar to score 40 one-day international hundreds. Tendulkar leads the ODI hundred charts with 49 centuries.

Kohli also drew level with Tendulkar with his fouth hundred against Australia in India. This also happens to be Virat Kohli’s second hundred against Australia this year. In Adelaide, Kohli had scored 104 as India chased down 299 against Australia in the second match of a three-ODI series.

Overall, this was Kohli’s 7th ODI hundred against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar leads the list for batsmen with most centuries in India-Australia ODIs with nine hundred. Kohli and Rohit Sharma are tied on the second spot with seven hundred each.

Kohli paced his innings perfectly on a pitch that was assisting the spinners and although India keep losing wickets at regular intervals, he was able to keep his calm on the other end. He continued playing his natural game and along with Vijay Shankar, he steadied the innings after the hosts lost five wickets.

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