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Virat Kohli completes special record after Durban ton

Virat Kohli's masterful knock in Durban completes a unique set of record for the 29-year-old as he now has an ODI century in every country he has played so far.

Written by: Subhasish Dutta, New Delhi [ Updated: February 02, 2018 14:03 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI IMAGE Virat Kohli celebrates after hitting his 33rd ODI hundred in South Africa.

India captain Virat Kohli continued with his fine form in the shorter format of the game and stormed his way to a 33rd One Day International hundred, leading India to a historic win against South Africa in Durban.

Kohli slammed a masterful 112 off 119 balls and stitched a 189-run third wicket partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (79) to power India to a commanding six-wicket win over South Africa in the first of the six-match ODI series.

This was India's first victory in Durban against South Africa, and only their sixth overall in bilateral engagements here since 1992-93.

The stand between Kohli and Rahane was the highest for India in South Africa, while Kohli notched up his 20th hundred in a run-chase, out of which 18 are in a winning cause.

Kohli, who is the ICC ODI Player of the Year 2017 and also the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017, hit 10 fours during his maiden hundred on South African soil. He also equalled Sourav Ganguly's record of most ODI hundreds as Indian captain. Both now have 11 centuries, with Kohli reaching the milestone in 41 innings as compared to Ganguly's 142 innings. 

Kohli's masterful knock in Durban completes a unique set of record for the 29-year-old as he now has an ODI century in every country he has played so far.

Kohli, who has scored freely across the world, has scored 14 centuries in India, five in Bangladesh, four each in Australia and Sri Lanka, two in West Indies and one each in England, New Zealand, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The Delhi batsman is just 16 centuries short of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI hundreds.

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