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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli becomes first-ever batsman to amass 500 runs in bilateral ODI series

  • PTI
  • February 16th, 2018
  • 23:48:17 IST

Centurion: India captain Virat Kohli broke yet another record when he became the first ever batsman to amass 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series, surpassing teammate Rohit Sharma.

Indian captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during his innings of 160* in the 3rd ODI of the series at Cape Town.

File image of Indian captain Virat Kohli. Reuters

Kohli achieved the stellar feat in the sixth and final ODI against South Africa at Centurion.

He smashed three hundreds in the series, including in the final ODI, to lead from the front.

Sharma had collected 491 runs in the six-match home series against Australia in 2013-14.

Kohli also became the the highest-scorer in a bilateral ODI series as captain, leaving behind the likes of Australian George Bailey (478 runs versus India in 2013-14), South African AB de Villiers (367 versus Pakistan in 2012-13 ), de Villiers (358 versus India in 2015-16) and New Zealand skipper Kane Willamson (346 versus Pakistan in 2014-15).

Updated Date: February 16, 2018 23:48:17 IST

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