This was Virat Kohli's 33rd ODI ton    AFP
This was Virat Kohli’s 33rd ODI ton AFP

Virat Kohli ticked off another check box in his ODI bucket-list. Currently second on the list of most ODI hundreds (only behind Sachin Tendulkar), Kohli recorded his first-ever 50-overs ton on South African soil. Playing the first ODI against South Africa at Durban, Kohli also recorded his 33rd ODI ton. This was Kohli s second ODI hundred against South Africa. This was also his 20th in chase.

His counterpart, Faf du Plessis also scored a hundred in the first innings for South Africa, his second against India as well. With this Kohli now has hundreds in all ODI playing nations he has visited.

It was only earlier last month that Kohli recorded his second Test hundred in South Africa. Out of his 33 ODI hundreds, 14 have come at home, 15 playing away, while 4 have been at neutral venues.

India are 22 runs away from gaining a 1-0 series lead, currently on 248 for 2 with Kolhi and Ajinkya Rahane in the middle. South Africa, batting first, set a competitive total of 270 runs with du Plessis scoring a 120. His hundred came in 105 balls, inclusive of 9 fours.