On Saturday, Virat Kohli was back among runs in the third One-Day International that was played against Bangladesh. He hit 113 off 91 to earn his 72nd international century, which moved him beyond Ricky Ponting as the man with the second-most hundreds across all forms.
Ishan Kishan’s first double century, which he achieved by scoring 210 runs off 131 balls, overshadowed Kohli’s knock, despite the fact that Kohli smashed 11 fours and two sixes throughout his innings.
The fact that it took Kohli more than three years to score his 44th century in one-day internationals makes it all the more impressive. The most recent one-day international (ODI) century he scored was in August 2019, at Indore, against West Indies.
In under one minute, Kohli reached his 72nd international century.
In reference to the game, India achieved a massive total of 409/8 by virtue of a second-wicket partnership between Kohli and Kishan that consisted of 290 runs scored between them.
After dismissing Shikhar Dhawan for three runs, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who later went on to win the player of the series award, improved India’s score to 15/1.
Kishan played the part of the aggressor, while Kohli was content to take a supporting role.
The tourists were well on their way to exceeding their highest-ever one-day international total of 418/5, which they achieved in 2011 against the West Indies, but they lost too many wickets when Kishan and Kohli were dismissed.
In spite of this, the target was too high for the team that was batting at home in Bangladesh, and they were bowled out for a meagre score of 182 runs after 34 overs.
India won the match by a score of 227 runs, however they went on to lose the series 1-2 after losing the first two one-day internationals.
Both sides will now compete against one another in a two-match Test series, with the first game scheduled to take place on December 14.