India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli scored his 47th century and became the fastest batter to complete 13,000 runs in the ODI format

Virat Kohli became the fastest Indian to complete 13,000 ODI runs and also scored his 47th century in ODIs in the India vs Pakistan clash.

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Virat Kohli broke another International record as he got past Sachin Tendulkar's record of 13,000 ODI runs and became the fastest to reach the landmark during the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four clash, India vs Pakistan. The former India captain brought up his half-century in 55 balls and then took just 29 more balls to notch up his 47th ODI century. In the process, Kohli stormed past the God of Cricket to complete the achievement in his 267th innings. This makes him the fastest batter to 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000, 120000 and now 13000 ODI runs.

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India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli's road to his 47th Century

Kohli's 47th century means that he is now just two short of tying his idol for the most ODI centuries and three before he eclipsed Tendulkar to reach 50 one-day tons, which is a huge feat in itself. Kohli's love India put up a mammoth 356/2, with KL Rahul striking a century himself, the 6th of his ODI career.

Throughout his innings, Kohli kept looking towards the skies, keeping one eye on the clouds. He was aware that if there was rain on the horizon, which there was, India needed to get as much as possible so that if it comes down to DLS, Pakistan would set a mammoth target.

He and Rahul did exactly that as India continued to score in surplus of six runs an over. His first four wasn't convincing as he edged Naseem Shah for a boundary behind the wicketkeeper. Initially, Kohli struggled a little against Faheem Ashraf, but three boundaries later, everything was right.

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