Virat Kohli strolled his method to his third hundred in 4 innings after Shubman Gill’s elegant century as India amassed 390 for 5 against Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI right here on Sunday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma (42 off 49) and Gill (116 off 97) laid the platform for an enormous complete with a 95-run opening partnership earlier than Kohli (166 not out off 110) did the needful together with his 74th worldwide hundred and forty sixth in the 50-over format.
Kohli, who had ended a virtually three yr await a global hundred in the Asia Cup final yr, is again to his finest and has been scoring lots of at will in a World Cup yr.
The 34-year-old is now solely three wanting equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s document of 49 centuries. What is outstanding is his conversion ratio as he received to his forty sixth ton in 259 innings whereas Tendulkar had taken 452 innings to get to 49 centuries.
Before Kohli took over, Gill had performed some prime quality strokes en route to his second ODI hundred.
The 23-run over from Lahiru Kumara in the preliminary stage of the innings received India going. After Rohit flicked him for a six over deep mid-wicket, Gill collected 4 straight boundaries off Kumara, three on the off aspect and one was a leg aspect flick off a full toss.
Rohit too was wanting good on the different finish however received out against the run of play whereas making an attempt considered one of his signature photographs, the entrance foot pull.
Gill and Kohli then shared a 131-run stand in which they have been hardly troubled by the Sri Lankan bowlers.
Kohli started the innings with a flurry of boundaries earlier than accumulating runs together with his exemplary operating between the wickets. His first of his eight sixes got here in the 80s and it was a mishit over lengthy on, leaving him in a chuckle.
He received to 99 with a boundary which got here following a collision with Ashen Bandara and Jeffrey Vandersay, who each have been operating in the direction of the ball from deep sq. leg and deep midwicket.
Bandara was finally stretchered off the sphere.
The final 5 overs noticed India accumulating 58 runs with Kohli going ballistic after his century.
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