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Virat Kohli became first Indian cricketer to score century against Pakistan in World Cup

Feb 16, 2015 12:12 IST

Virat KohliVirat Kohli on 15 February 2015 became the first Indian cricketer to score a century against Pakistan in the ICC World Cup.

He scored 107-run off 126-balls at the Adelaide Oval, Australia.

India who scored 300 for seven after electing to bat first in the 2015 World Cup opener defeated Pakistan with 76-run.

The highest score by an Indian batsman before this match was Sachin Tendulkar’s 98 in Centurion, South Africa in 2003.

With this century, Kohli also became the quickest batsman to score 22 centuries in ODIs. He had taken just 143 innings to reach the mark. Previous record of quickest 22 centuries was held by Sachin who took 206 innings to score it.

Including Kohli, only five batsmen have hit 22 or more centuries in ODIs and they are Sachin Tendulkar (49 centuries), Ricky Ponting (30 centuries), Sanath Jayasuriya (28 centuries), and Saurav Ganguly (22 centuries).

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