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Kohli surpasses Sachin in ODI 100s

Kingston: India captain Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten century as his team crushed West Indies by eight wickets to clinch their one-day international series in the final match. Kohli scored 111 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, securing victory in style with a six as India won at a canter with 79 balls to spare to take the five-match series 3-1. India scored 206 for two wickets in reply after

Kohli to let Ajinkya open in all 5 Windies ODIs

Port of Spain: With Rohit Sharma rested for the West Indies limited-over series, India captain Virat Kohli said that Ajinkya Rahane will open alongside Shikhar Dhawan in the upcoming five-match ODI series. Rohit, who opened for India along with Shikhar Dhawan in the just-concluded Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom, has been rested for the West Indies tour. The decision means that prolific youngster Rishabh Pant has to wait for

Difficult to counter Zaman's batting style: Virat Kohli

London: India captain Virat Kohli says Fakhar Zaman’s cavalier approach was difficult to counter as 80 per cent of his “high risk shots” came off well during the Champions Trophy final against Paksitan, here yesterday. Zaman’s 114 led Pakistan to a commendable 338 for 4, which they defended successfully. The Indian captain admitted that the rookie left-hander’s approach did upset the rhythm of his bowlers after he got a reprieve

Kohli defends spinner Ashwin's poor performance

London: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been on a downward spiral in one-day cricket but India skipper Virat Kohli feels it’s unfair to be critical of him given the challenges of bowling on flat decks in the format. Ashwin was taken to task by rookie Fakhar Zaman as he conceded 70 runs in 10 wicket-less overs in India’s 180-run loss to Pakistan in Champions Trophy final last night. In fact, he got

Kohli is quickest cricketer with 8,000 ODI runs

Birmingham: Indian captain Virat Kohli became the fastest cricketer to score 8000 runs in ODIs during his unbeaten knock of 96 against Bangladesh in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy yesterday. Kohli reached to the 8000-run mark in his 175th innings to go ahead of South African captain A B de Villiers who had taken 182 innings to reach to the milestone. Sourav Ganguly (200 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (210

Rohit rested for WI series with an eye on Lanka Tests

Birmingham: He may have had a dry spell in Test cricket but Rohit Sharma figures big time in skipper Virat Kohli’s scheme of things which is why the senior opener was rested for India’s tour of West Indies. If top BCCI sources are to be believed, Rohit can make a comeback into the Test side against Sri Lanka next month as one middle-order slot is still up for grabs. Karun

We didn't expect to win by nine wickets, says Kohli

Birmingham: The nine-wicket demolition of Bangladesh exceeded even Virat Kohli’s expectations but the skipper quickly played down the hype around the upcoming blockbuster Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan. A clinical India, riding on Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 123 and Kohli’s 96 not out, proved too strong for Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the marquee ICC event here today. India will lock horns with Pakistan in the title clash on