Virat Kohli became the fastest to 6,000 ODI runs © IANS
Virat Kohli became the fastest to 6,000 ODI runs © IANS

Nov 9, 2014

India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 3-0. Virat Kohli made history as he became the fastest to score 6,000 ODI runs. Shikhar Dhawan also became the fastest Indian to score 2,000 ODI runs. Here are some other statistical highlights of the day.

– Tillakaratne Dilshan got his 39th ODI half-century. He scored 53 off 80 balls. This was his 11th ODI fifty against India and fifth in India.

Kumar Sangakkara scored the 15th duck of his ODI career. This is his third duck against India in ODIs. Also, this is his third golden duck in ODIs, second against India.

– Mahela Jayawardene got his 17th ODI century. Along with Dilshan, Jayawardene stands third in the list of most ODI tons for Sri Lanka. Sanath Jayasuriya with 28 tons and Sangakkara with 19 are ahead of them in the list. Overall, Virat Kohli, Sangakkara and Chris Gayle are the only active players who have scored more ODI tons than Jayawardene.

– Jayawardene also became the fifth player to score 12,000 ODI runs. He joins compatriots Sanath Jayasuriya and Sangakkara to achieve the feat. The other two players who have scored over 12,000 runs are Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.

– Umesh Yadav recorded his career best bowling figures of four for 53.  His previous best was three for 32 against West Indies in 2013.

– Akshar Patel achieved his best figures in ODIs. He took three for 40. In seven matches, he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 18.80.

– Shikhar Dhawan completed 2,000 ODI runs during his innings of 91. It has taken him 48 innings to achieve the milestone. He is now the fastest to score 2,000 ODI runs for India. Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sourav Ganguly were the previous record holders as they got there in 52 innings. Interestingly, Dhawan is the joint fastest to score 1,000 ODI runs for India, with Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli became the fastest to score 6,000 ODI runs in the history of ODIs. He beat Viv Richards’ record, who got there in 141 innings. Kohli achieved the milestone in 136 innings.

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