Indian skipper Virat Kohli just doesn’t seem to stop breaking records at the moment. Kohli smashed another record on Wednesday when he took to the pitch against New Zealand in the first ODI at Seddon Park’s Hamilton. Kohli has now become the third highest run-getting skipper for India in ODIs. He surpassed former Indian and current BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly in the process.
Kohli scored his 58th ODI half-century in the first ODI against New Zealand. India finished the first innings on 347 for five. Apart from Kohli, Shreyas Iyer scored a scintillating century against the Kiwis. KL Rahul once again proved to be the right pick as he scored a breath-taking half-century (88*).
Virat Kohli Reaches Another Milestone As Captain In ODIs:
Indian skipper Kohli has reached another milestone as captain with the Indian team. He became the third highest run-scoring captain for India in ODIs while playing an ODI opener against the Black Caps.
Captain Kohli has now scored 5,123 runs in 83 ODI innings as a captain. Ganguly had 5082 runs in 142 ODI innings as a captain for Team India.
Kohli is now only behind MS Dhoni and Mohammed Azharuddin on the list Dhoni tops the list with 6641 runs in 172 ODI innings as captain. Azharuddin follows him with 5239 runs in 162 ODI innings as the skipper of Team India.
Meanwhile, India played another world-class innings in the first ODI against New Zealand at Hamilton. Having lost the toss, India were invited to bat first. Debutants Mayank Agarwal and Prithvi Shaw gave them a solid start and scored 50 runs for the first wicket partnership. However, both the openers then departed in quick succession.
Shreyas Iyer and Kohli then took over and scored a 100-run partnership for the Men in Blue. Kohli departed soon after his half-century. KL Rahul and Iyer continued the onslaught and helped India to their innings on a high. It will be interesting to see the Kiwis change the mammoth total that India has put on the scoreboard.