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Virat Kohli goes past Brian Lara's record in West Indies during 2nd ODI

Normal service has resumed from Indian skipper Virat Kohli after he hit a century during the second ODI against West Indies, and went past Brian Lara's record.

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Port of Spain Published on: August 12, 2019 13:01 IST
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Normal service has resumed from Indian skipper Virat Kohli after he hit a century during the second ODI against West Indies, and went past Brian Lara's record.

Indian captain Virat Kohl broke a series of record during his 120-run knock in the second ODI against West Indies. He went past Sourav Ganguly to become the second-highest run-scorer for India in the limited-overs format, but also broke Brian Lara's record in West Indies during the innings.

His 120-run innings became the highest ODI innings by a captain in the West Indies. The 30-year-old went past Windies' great Brian Lara's 116 which he had scored against Sri Lanka at Barbados' Bridgetown in 2003.

Mahela Jayawardane comes third in the list with 115* which he scored against New Zealand in 2005 at Jamaica's Sabina Park.

On Sunday, Kohli played a majestic 120-run knock which consisted of 14 fours and a six, helping India post 279 which they defended successfully to take an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber. 

After the match, Kohli said it was the need of the hour for one of the top three to score a hundred and he got the opportunity to step up. 

"It feels good to get a hundred when the team wanted me to get one. Shikhar and Rohit didn't get a big one. One of the top three has always got the big one. A senior man had to step up and today was my opportunity to step up. It was important to string in a lot of dot balls," Kohli said. 

During the course of his innings, Kohli also went past former skipper Sourav Ganguly's tally of 11,363 runs in the list of leading run-getters in ODI cricket. 

The 30-year-old has scored 11,406 runs at 59.91 in 238 matches and is currently at the eighth spot in the list topped by legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar who compiled 18,426 runs in 463 matches.

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