Team India skipper Virat Kohli proved why he is one of the finest ever batsmen to have ever graced the game. His record, especially in the limited overs format, is nothing short of Bradmensaque. He smashed his 41st ODI century against Australia in the 3rd ODI in Ranchi. His innings has still kept the home team in the match despite several batting hiccups in the innings.

It was captain Virat Kohli who played a whirlwind knock of 123 runs of just 95 deliveries which helped India claw their way back into the match after being asked to chase a stiff target of 313 runs. The skipper continued his rich vein of form and smashed a consecutive century which oozed class. The innings was decorated with 16 fours and a solitary six.

Earlier in the day it was a great opening stand between Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch which helped Australia post a competitive score of 312 on the board. Usman Khawaja showed why he is considered one of the finest modern Australian batsmen as he smashed a fluent century. Aaron Finch who had been woefully out of touch coming into the series scored a brilliant 93 and shared a 193 stand with Khawaja.

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Virat Kohli completed his 41st ODI hundred in Ranchi against Australia. Image Courtesy: Getty

The visitors deescalated after the fall of both the wickets. Glenn Maxwell looked in great touch but fell to a brilliant throw from Ravindra Jadeja. From there on Kuldeep Yadav produced a magical over bagging two important wickets which stalled the Australian progress. Eventually, they managed to score 312 which they would have taken at the start of the day after being put into bat by Virat Kohli.

The home team lost openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma was dismissed in quick time which put immense pressure on them. However, Kohli started playing the counter-attacking role to perfection and again helped India claw their way back into the match. It was a special knock and the Australian bowlers had no answer for his knock.

After smashing a couple of consecutive fours of Adam Zampa, Kohli fell to a mediocre shot and was castled by Adam Zampa. When the article was written, India had lost 6 wickets for 231 runs. They still require 83 to win from 9 overs.

Here are some of the best tweets from Virat Kohli’s special knock

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