In the third one-day international against Bangladesh, Virat Kohli scored his 44th century.
Virat Kohli scored his 44th ODI century by making the most of the early break. On his way to a century, Kohli hit 11 boundaries and two sixes. Additionally, Kohli ended his three-year drought. In 2019, he played against the West Indies and scored three runs or more.
The right-handed batsman also scored his 72nd century in international cricket to surpass Australian legend Ricky Ponting, who currently holds the record for most centuries with 71. In Bangladesh, Kohli also scored 1000 runs in one-day internationals, becoming the second player after Shane Watson of Australia to do so. Outside of his home country, he currently has more than 1000 runs in Australia and England.
Ishan Kishan, who became the seventh and fastest batsman in one-day international cricket to score a double century, added 290 runs for the second wicket, making history.
Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, and Sachin Tendulkar are the only other Indians to have scored 200 runs or more in an ODI innings. The left-hander reached the double century in 126 balls after hitting 24 fours and nine sixes.
Kishan had scored 210 runs when Taskin Ahmed was able to get him out. He was tied with Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman for the fifth-highest score in men’s one-day international cricket, 54 runs behind Rohit’s record of 264.