10 Most Destructive One Day International innings of all time

  • These innings will continue to give nightmares to the bowlers at the receiving end
Modified 31 Jan 2019, 13:40 IST

#9 Virat Kohli’s 100 against Australia at Jaipur in 2013

Kohli scored the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian off 52 balls at Jaipur
Kohli scored the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian off 52 balls at Jaipur

This was the second match of the seven-match series. Australia won the first match and was all set to win the second match too when they scored a mammoth 359 for 5 in 50 overs. Australia had a decent bowling attack in Mitchell Johnson, Clint Mckay, Shane Watson, and James Faulkner to defend this massive total.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gave India a magnificent start adding 176 runs for the first wicket. Dhawan missed out on a century by 5 runs and got out in the 27th over of the innings. Rohit was well set on 63 when Kohli joined him with India needing another 189 runs in 24 overs @ 7.66.

Kohli immediately got into his stride smashing Faulkner for a four and six in one over. McKay, Shane Watson, and Doherty were not spared as Kohli repeatedly stepped out to spank them for sixes. Kohli reached his 50 off 27 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma completed his century and the 100-run partnership between Kohli and Sharma was reached in a mere 62 balls. Kohli’s contribution was 68.

Kohli feasted on the bowling of the spinners Doherty and Maxwell and reached his 100 off 52 balls with 8 fours and 7 sixes at a strike rate of 192. It was the fastest ODI hundred by an Indian. Kohli, normally a reluctant six-hitter, clobbered 7 sixes in that innings. India reached the stiff target of 360 in the 44th over itself for the loss of only one wicket. Rohit Sharma remained not out on 141.

Published 31 Jan 2019, 13:40 IST
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