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Virat Kohli becomes fifth highest run scorer in history of ODI cricket

Written by  Shgun S -- January 15th 2023 07:19 PM
Virat Kohli becomes fifth highest run scorer in history of ODI cricket

Virat Kohli becomes fifth highest run scorer in history of ODI cricket

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), January 15: Star Indian batter Virat Kohli on Saturday surpassed Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in ODI history.

Virat Kohli set yet another record during India's third and final One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Kerala. In the 35th over of India's batting, Kohli hit a four off Chamika Karunaratne's leg-cutter between mid-off and covers. With this, he moved up to fifth place in ODI run scoring.


Virat is currently chasing his 46th ODI and 74th international century. He has now scored his 65th ODI fifty.

Virat had 12,652 runs in 268 ODIs at an average of 57.78, 45 tons, and 65 half-centuries when he became the fifth-highest run-scorer. In the format, his best score is 183.

He surpassed Jayawardene, who had 12,650 runs scored in 448 matches and 418 innings at an average of 33.37. In the format, he has 19 centuries and 77 fifties, with a best score of 144.

Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-scorer in ODI history. He has 18,426 runs scored at an average of 44.83. In this format, he has 49 centuries and 96 fifties, with a best of 200*.

- ANI

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