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Virat Kohli became fastest cricketer to reach 6000 ODI runs

Nov 10, 2014 09:09 IST

Virat KohliIndian cricketer Virat Kohli on 9 November 2014 became the fastest cricketer in the history to reach 6000 one-day international run mark. During his 53-run knock in India's third ODI against Sri Lanka, he overtook legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record.

While playing his 144th match and 136th innings, 26-year-old Indian began the match 50 short of 6000 and reached the milestone with a single off left-arm spinner Chaturanga de Silva in the 39th over at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Uppal, Hyderabad.

Richards reached the milestone in 1989 by playing 141 innings in 156 matches.

Kohli who made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Dambulla in August 2008, has reached the milestone with help of 20 centuries and 32 half-centuries. He is the eighth Indian to have scored 6000 or more runs and 47th overall.

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