Virat Kohli and KL Rahul combined to produce a top-notch effort against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023, Super 4 encounter in Colombo on Monday. Rain may have played spoilsport on Sunday but India registered a huge victory on the reserve day against their arch-rival Pakistan. India wrote history at Colombo after winning against their biggest rival in Cricket by 228 runs. The Men in Blues put up a huge total of 356 runs after losing only two wickets. Virat Kohli scored his 47th ODI century while Kl Rahul scored his sixth century after coming back to the squad for the first time in almost 6 months.
Kohli and Rahul made their intentions clear right from the start on the reserve day. The pair then went to produce their respective centuries and returned unbeaten putting up a massive 356/2 in 50 overs. This is also India's joint-highest ODI total against Pakistan, matching a total of 356/9, which they achieved back in 2005 at Vishakhapatnam.
Kohli scored an unbeaten 122 from 94 deliveries, including nine fours and three sixes. Rahul, who was playing his first match in 6 months after returning from a thigh injury, finished on an unbeaten 111 from 106 balls. His knock featured 12 boundaries and 2 maximums.
Together the pair added an unbeaten 233-run stand for the third wicket, which is also the highest by any pair in the history of the Asia Cup. This is also the highest partnership by any Indian pair against Pakistan. Here are some of the records Kohli and Rahul broke on their way.
Virat Kohli scored his fourth consecutive ODI ton at the venue. With this, Kohli took his century tally to 47 in this format and he now stands only two centuries away from matching Sachin Tendulkar's record.