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Virat Kohli celebrates his hundred. Twitter

Indian skipper Virat Kohli scored his eight hundred while chasing a target of 300+ in the One Day International format. Kohli had a usual day at work as he once again produced runs like a machine. Virat Kohli went to the middle, found the gaps, timed the ball to perfection and gave no chance to the Windies bowlers. Hence he was able to dominate the tourists and looked at ease as he made the run-chase look easy like a walk in the park.

Meanwhile, this was Kohli’s 36th ODI hundred. It was his 22nd hundred while chasing the target and his eight while chasing a target in excess of 300 runs in just 28 innings. Thus, it is rightly said that Virat Kohli is the king of run chases.

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Virat Kohli (Credits – Twitter)

Kohli is the most consistent batsman.

On the other hand, former Sri Lanka legend Kumar Sangakkara had scored four hundred while chasing a target of more than 300 runs. Meanwhile, Jason Roy, Hashim Amla, Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB de Villiers, Younis Khan, and Ross Taylor have scored three centuries when chasing a tally of more than 300 runs in 50-overs format.

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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were breathing fire in the first ODI against Windies. Rohit Sharma went on to score his 20th ODI hundred. In fact, Virat Kohli was the aggressor in the initial stages of the innings whereas Rohit Sharma took a supporter’s role.

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Rohit Sharma celebrates with Virat Kohli. Credits: BCCI Twitter

They went on to add a mammoth alliance of 246 runs with the help of which India went on to win by eight wickets. In fact, the hosts also had 47 balls to spare. Therefore, it was a dominating display from the Men in Blue as Rohit Sharma and Kohli ruled the roost.

The second ODI will take place at Visakhapatnam on 24th October.

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