India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli smashes ton, becomes top scorer in a decade
New Delhi : Indian skipper Virat Kohli smashed his 43rd ton in the third One Day International (ODI) against West Indies in Port of Spain on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli led India's charge in a chase of 255, revised due to DLS in a 35-over game. He smashed his ton in just 93 balls. With this, Virat Kohli moved closer Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI hundreds. He now needs six more ODI centuries to surpass the batting legend.
With this he also became the leading run-scorer in a decade in international cricket, surpassing former Australia captain Ricky Ponting who had scored 18,962 runs in 2000s.
Earlier, Chris Gayle smashed his way to a 72-run knock, leading the hosts to a competitive 240 for seven against India in the rain-hit match.
West Indies had scored a comfortable 158 for two in 22 overs when rain played the spoilsport and the contest was reduced to 35-overs-a-side.
Shai Hope (24) and Shimron Hetmyer (25) resumed the innings but they did not last long with Mohammed Shami dismissing the latter and Ravindra Jadeja cleaning up the former.