Virat Kohli scored his forty fifth ODI ton in Guwahati in opposition to Sri Lanka© BCCI
It was Virat Kohli‘s day on Tuesday as the enduring batter scored his 73rd worldwide century within the first ODI in opposition to Sri Lanka on the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Whereas the batting maestro was at his absolute best when it comes to confidence and stroke play in opposition to the company Sri Lanka, Kohli additionally bought two reprieves — one on 52 and the opposite on 81. The previous India skipper raced to his century in 80 balls earlier than he was dismissed for 113 off 87.
Earlier than Kohli got here to the crease, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill stitched 143 runs for the opening wicket after Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka gained the toss and opted to bowl first. This made the followers wait for a very long time to see Kohli bat. Nevertheless, they weren’t solely the followers, who had been eagerly ready for the India star, actually, West Indies nice Brian Lara was additionally ready for Kohli to come back to the crease.
“I feel I’ll wait to look at this man bat!!” stated Lara in his Instagram Story sharing an image of Kohli ready within the dugout earlier than his batting.
Lara shared one other Instagram story when Kohli accomplished his forty fifth ODI century. Truthful to say that the West Indies legend was elated.
Try the viral posts right here:
India rode on Kohli’s hundred to beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs within the first ODI and take 1-0 lead within the three-match collection. Kohli’s knock arrange India’s large whole of 373 for 7. Skipper Rohit Sharma slammed 83 off 67 balls whereas Shubman Gill made a 60-ball 70. Umran Malik (3/57) and Mohammed Siraj (2/30) shared 5 wickets between them as India restricted Sri Lanka to 306 for 8 in 50 overs. Captain Dasun Shanaka (108 not out) top-scored for Sri Lanka whereas Pathum Nissanka contributed 72.
(With PTI Inputs)
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