India's Virat Kohli surpasses AB de Villiers to reclaim throne as No 1 ODI batsman

Virat Kohli reclaimed his throne as the world's best one-day international batsman on Monday after smashing his sixth ton of the year in India's series-clinching victory over New Zealand.

AFP, October 30, 2017

New Delhi: Virat Kohli reclaimed his throne as the world's best one-day international batsman on Monday after smashing his sixth ton of the year in India's series-clinching victory over New Zealand.

India's captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during their third ODI against New Zealand. AP

India's captain Virat Kohli plays a shot during their third ODI against New Zealand. AP

The India skipper, who cracked a 106-ball 113 in Kanpur, surpassed South Africa's AB de Villiers as number one as he resumed the top spot after a gap of just 10 days.

Kohli was the top run-scorer in the New Zealand series, accumulating 263 over three matches including his 32nd ODI century on Sunday as India secured a 2-1 series victory.

He also paired with opener Rohit Sharma for a 230-run stand as they became the first batsmen to share four double century ODI partnerships.

Kohli, 28, who also tops the Twenty20 batting chart, also became the fastest batsman to reach 9,000 ODI runs in the game at Kanpur's Green Park Stadium.

Updated Date: Oct 30, 2017





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114