Virat Kohli’s back-to-back tons, Dasun Shanaka’s highest ODI score and other stats

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All-round India defeated Sri Lanka by 67 runs in 1st ODI in a high-scoring game at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati. 

Asked to bat first, Indian openers had the best of the starts, scoring 143 runs for the first wicket inside 20 overs. The momentum was then carried by Virat Kohli who had a sublime run, registering his 45th century in 50 over format as India posted a huge total of 373/5 in 50 overs.

In response, Sri Lanka kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Dhananjaya and Nissanka shifted the momentum to some extent for Sri Lanka, however, Mohammad Shami took the breakthrough, picking Dhananjaya for 47. 

Sri Lanka declined from thereon even though one end was strongly held by Dasun Shanaka, who scored his second ODI ton. Eventually, India took a 1-0 lead despite the hard-fought ton from Dasun Shanaka. 

Meanwhile let us look at the stats and number recorded in 1st ODI between India and Sri Lanka:

12584 – Virat Kohli became sixth batter to complete 12,500 ODI runs.

9537 – Rohit Sharma became sixth Indian to score 9500 runs in ODI. 

257 – Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar (310) as fastest batter to reach 12,500 ODI runs, reaching there in 257 Innings

1000 – Dasun Shanaka completed 1000 runs in 50-over format.

20 – Virat Kohli equalled Sachin Tendulkar for most ODI centuries at home soil.

9 – Virat Kohli recorded his ninth century against India by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of eight centuries. Kohli now has nine centuries against Sri Lanka and West Indies. Sachin scored nine tons against Australia in ODIs.

108 – Dasun Shanaka registered his highest ODI score. His previous best score was 102, against Zimbabwe

10 – This was the 10th instance of Virat Kohli smashing two or more consecutive centuries in ODIs.

60 – Virat Kohli now has got 60 Player of the Match awards in international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar(76)  tops the list.

2 – Dasun Shanaka and Kasun Rajitha recorded the second-highest ninth-wicket partnership, scoring 100. Angelo Matthews and Lasith Malinga, with 132 runs, top the list.

1143 – Virat Kohli scored a century in India after 1143 days.

73 – Virat Kohli (541) became the fastest batter to score 73 international centuries, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record (552).

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