Virat Kohli slams 40th ODI ton against Aussies, joins exclusive club with Sachin

Nagpur: Virat Kohli continued his brilliant form against Australia as he hit his 40th century in the second ODI at Nagpur.

With the milestone, the India skipper became the second cricketer ever to score 40 centuries in this format of the game along with Sachin Tendulkar who leads the list with 49.

Kohli’s innings of 116 off 120 deliveries had 10 hits to the fence and he was able to forge two important partnerships with Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja to take India to 250.

Kohli looked completely in control against the Australia bowlers and in the process, was able to score his 18th century in ODIs as skipper. Currently, he is only second to former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting (22).

Seventh century against Australia

This was Kohli’s seventh ton against Aussies, a team against whom he has a brilliant record. He is now level with Rohit Sharma. Only Tendulkar with nine centuries against Oz is ahead.