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India vs Zimbabwe: Wow moment - Kohli's 15th ton

Source : SIFY
Last Updated: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 07:58 hrs
Kohli dominates with ton in India's victory over Zimbabwe in first ODI

Virat Kohli's march to a 15th ODI century - and his second in four matches as captain - seemed inevitable almost as soon as he arrived at the crease.

Adept at picking the gaps and rotating the strike, Kohli reached the landmark off just 102 balls with a dab through point and left his growing legion of fans awed by his effortless run gathering.
 
Kohli is the fastest to reach 15 tons in ODIs, doing so in his 109th match, which is 34 fewer than the previous record holder Saeed Anwar, who got there in his 143rd ODI.



A certain Sachin Tendulkar needed all of 182 matches to achieve the feat.

It's interesting to compare Kohli with Tendulkar at the same stage of their careers.

Kohli has 15 tons in 109 ODIs. Tendulkar had six in the same number of matches.

Kohli has also racked up 758 more runs than Tendulkar and his average of 49.37 is almost ten runs more than Tendulkar's at that stage - 39.73.

Only a brave punter would bet against Kohli becoming the first man to make 50 ODI centuries, with Tendulkar left agonisingly short on 49!

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