Virat Kohli © Getty Images
Virat Kohli continued his old habit of scoring runs in chases against Australia © Getty Images (File Photo)

Virat Kohli became both the fastest and youngest cricketer to get to 25 One-Day International (ODI) centuries when he scored an 84-ball hundred in the fourth ODI between India and Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday. Kohli continued his golden run in the tournament, following up on innings of 91 at the WACA in Perth, 59 at The Gabba in Brisbane, and 117 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with his 25th ODI ton. Shikhar Dhawan scored a superb century as well — the ninth of his career — after Rohit Sharma gave India an excellent platform with a 25-ball 41 in a 65-run opening stand with Dhawan. Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Australia 2015-16, 4th ODI at Canberra

After having a disappointing run in ODIs in 2015, Kohli has continued with his usual high-scoring ways in 2016. Kohli had not tasted a lot of success against Australia in Australia in ODIs before this series, but he has been unstoppable so far this series. Kohli has a history of scoring belligerent tons in successful Indian chases — he has 13 tons in successful chases before this match — and during Australia’s 2013 tour of India Kohli had scored two unbelievable centuries in record chases. Kohli continued that trend with another fantastic ton. Live Cricket Blog: India vs Australia 2015-16, 4th ODI at Canberra

Earlier, Australia would have felt quite confident after hammering 348 for 8 in their 50 overs. Aaron Finch scored 107 and David Warner hit 93, while Steven Smith made 51 and Glenn Maxwell scored 41 in an unrelenting attack on India’s bowling. Though Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav took seven wickets between them, they also conceded over 140 runs.