After India settled odds with the Blackcaps at Pune and levelled the 3 Match series the Kanpur clash was all set for an ecstatic clash. That’s exactly what if turned out to be as the spectators got full value for money.
It was a close contest where in India found it hard to even defend a handsome total of 337. New Zealand just fell short of 6 runs and the last few overs of the match got heartbeats going crazy!
As Rohit Sharma made a sprawling century skipper Kohli’s ton made sure that India reaches a formidable total. But the Kiwis were up for the task and half centuries from Munro, Williamson and Latham took them too close to piling off the series and souring India’s plans to win the series.
India won the match and also the series and Captain Kohli was adjudged the man of the series for two tons in the 3 Match series.
So, this match was all jam packed with much excitement and some amazingly stunning batting performances but that’s not all! This game was also about a bucket full of records that were made during it. Here’s the list of records that got a new claimant today. There’s a long list of records that were scripted in today’s match at Kanpur.
1.Captain Kohli who is scaling new heights each day became the fastest captain to score 5000 international runs. Kohli just took 93 innings to go beyond 5000 runs as a captain.
2.Virat Kohli became the first batsman to score 2000 international runs this year.
3.9000 ODI runs in just 194 innings! Would you believe it? Yes, Virat Milestone Kohli has made this possible. Previously the record was to his RCB mate. AB De Villiers took 205 innings to reach 900 ODI runs and Kohli outnumbered him by 11 innings.
4.Besides Kohli, Rohit Sharma too came to the party! Rohit Sharma became the second player after Kohli to score 1000 ODI runs this year.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017
5.With having reached 150 sixes in 165 innings, Rohit Sharma became the second fastest to achieve the milestone of 150 sixes in ODIs.
6.Rohit and Virat literally like batting alongside each other. They are the only pair to have 4 partnerships of 200 plus. Such a vital pair for India!
7.Rohit and Virat also have one more achievement as a pair. With 12 century partnerships they now have the record for the highest number of century stands by an Indian pair.
8.Kohli became the only captain ever to score 6 centuries in a calendar year and we bet that next year he will score 10 of them!
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 29, 2017
9.Jasprit Bumrah hit a half century in terms of number of ODI wickets. Having dismissed Martin Guptil, Bumrah became the second fastest for India to take 50 wickets in ODIs. While Bumrah did it in 28 innings Ajit Agarkar achieved the same in just 23 matches.
10.11 Times in ODIs Virat Kohli has been involved in partnerships of 200 or more. This is the most by any batsman.
11.This was India’s 7 straight bilateral series win and this is most by an Indian captain. Kohli is growing in stature briskly both, as a captain and a batsman.
12.Virat now has 1460 ODI runs in 2017 and this is the most by a captain ever in a calendar year.
Virat Kohli hit his 14th ton at home and now he only after Master Blaster who has a tally of 20.
Well, that was some really heavy record making that Kanpur witnessed and at the end of the day it was Kanpur’s pleasure to host such a scripting of records. Virat Kohli is surely the hero of the day.