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Virat Kohli sets new record

August 16, 2019

India defeated West Indies by 6 wickets yesterday and clean swept the three-match series 2-0.

The win became India's ninth straight One-Day International series victory against West Indies. West Indies batted first after winning the toss and made 240 runs in 35 overs due to rains, the target was revised using DLS scoring method to 255 runs.

Captain Virat Kohli scored his 43rd One-day International hundred and has become the first batsman to score 20,000 international runs in a 10 year period. He has also equaled Sachin Tendulkar's record of most number of centuries against a single rival team in ODI cricket.

Kohli hit 114 from 99 balls and was able to set a new record but was hit on his right thumb during the match.

There were speculations that he may have injured his thumb but he clarified and said after the match, "Luckily, it's not broken. When I got hit I thought it was worse than what it turned out to be. But it's not broken so I should be good for the first Test."

Kohli has now smashed 68 international hundreds. Shreyas Iyer also helped the team by scoring 65 runs off 41 balls.

Veteran West Indies batsman Chris Gayle made 72 runs off 41 balls. Some reports claimed that Gayle was considering retirement however, the player later posted a video dismissing the rumors and said, "I didn't announce anything...any retirement."

The two-match Test series between the two teams will start on 22 August.



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