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Sri Lanka versus India: Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar’s massive record with his 45th ODI century

Kohli scored his 45th ODI century in 80 balls on Tuesday in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. Is there anything better than watching Virat Kohli on full stream on the cricket field?

It was also his 73rd global century across three formats. Fans at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati would resoundingly yell “Yes” after the former India captain’s most recent heroics.

Kohli scored his 45th ODI century in 80 balls on Tuesday in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. It was also his 73rd century for the international team in all three formats.

He has 27 Test tons and one ton in T20Is. In front of a packed crowd, Kohli quickly reached triple digits at the Assam venue, scoring ten fours and one six.

Kohli ended up leaving the game with 113 runs from 87 balls in the 49th over (12x4s, 1x6s). In 50 overs, India reached 373/7, with Kohli scoring the most runs.

With the ton, Virat Kohli now has 20 home ODI tons. He has equaled the mark established by batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who also holds the record for the most home centuries by any batter in the format, with 20.

On his way to his 73rd international century, Kohli also became the fastest player to score 12500 ODI runs in 257 innings.

Sachin holds the ODI record of 49 tons, which Kohli currently trails by four tons. Kohli beat Tendulkar to break another record. This is the most tons an Indian batter has ever hit against an islander.

Before the first ODI, Kohli, and Tendulkar shared the record. Tendulkar and Kohli have also scored nine tons against Australia and the West Indies, respectively.

After openers Rohit Sharma (83) and Shubman Gill (70) gave India a great start, Virat batted in the 20th over.

He made his way down the track with confidence and used excellent wristwork to score his first boundary against Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka in the 22nd over. Kohli was unstoppable after that, despite receiving two reprieves.

After scoring a half-century in 47 balls, Kohli was bowled first by wicketkeeper Kusal Mendis off Kasun Rajitha in the 37th over. Due to Rajitha’s bowling, he was spared once more in the 43rd over.

He was batting on 81 this time when Shanaka dropped him. Kohli’s innings were most exquisite for their elegance rather than their brute force. Kohli batted at a strike rate of over 125, but he rarely took the air route. He played on the ground while maintaining rapid scoreboard movement.

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