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







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