Virat Kohli led India to a record 317-run win over Sri Lanka in ODI cricket. Kohli’s brilliant knock helped India win.
India overcame Sri Lanka with the star’s unbeaten 150+. He scored 166* runs in 110 balls with 13 boundaries and 8 maximums to help India reach 390.
Despite being dropped twice in his century in the 1st ODI, “King Kohli” offered his opponents no chances in this match. The 34-year-old smashed huge sixes after scoring his 46th ODI century. In an ICC World Cup year, Team India’s best hope is Virat Kohli’s scorching form.
Let’s rank Virat Kohli’s five 150+ ODI scores.
#1 India’s Tour of South Africa, 3rd ODI, 2018 (160* off 159 balls)
In the 2018 6-match away ODI series against South Africa, Virat Kohli scored 3 hundreds.
India entered the 3rd ODI at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town leading the 6-match series 2-0. Indian hitters struggled on the traditional South African pitch, which gave quick bowlers sharp pace and bounce. Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, and Chris Morris conceded 303 runs after Virat Kohli struck 160* from 159 balls. “King Kohli” achieved three century in the six-match series.
#2 India-Pakistan, 2012 Asia Cup (183 off 148 balls)
India had to chase 330 runs in the second innings against archrival Pakistan. India started poorly when Gautam Gambhir went out for 0. Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, and others anchored Pakistan’s lineup. The youngster steadied India with his idol Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit Sharma. He played bold shots without being bothered by Pakistani spinners. He came close to a double hundred, but his team won easily. This innings started the Indian maestro’s remarkable knocks against Pakistan.
#3 New Zealand’s 2016 India Tour, 3rd ODI (154 off 134 balls)
India lost both openers, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, with 41 runs on the board while chasing 286. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Matt Henry benefited from the green Mohali wicket. Virat Kohli played a near-perfect innings to lead India to a 7-wicket win after Ross Taylor dropped him on 6.
#4 Sri Lanka’s 2023 India Tour, 3rd ODI 110-ball 166* runs
In the just finished Sri Lanka series, Virat Kohli found his best after regaining to form in the 2022 Asia Cup. Kohli’s 13 boundaries and 8 maximums were superb. He helped India reach 400 and win by the largest margin in ODI history.
#5 West Indies’ Tour of India, 2nd ODI, 2018 (157* from 129 balls)
Captain Kohli and Ambati Rayudu led India’s first innings to 321. This match finished in a nail-biting stalemate after Shai Hope’s century for the visitors and Virat Kohli’s lone 150+ ODI score. He hit 13 boundaries and 4 maximums, another “King Kohli” exceptional.
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