Records broken in 4th ODI between India and Sri Lanka
India thrashed Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI and took a 4-0 lead in the five-match series. In a one-sided affair, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma plundered the Lankan bowlers to help India put on 375 runs on the board. In reply, Lanka were bowled out for only 207. Let us see some of the records broken in yesterday's match.
This was Kohli's 29th century, the 3rd most in ODI cricket after Tendulkar and Ponting. Having reached the feat in just 185 innings, Kohli is the fastest to 29 ODI 100s. This was Kohli's 7th ODI century against Lanka; only Tendulkar has more 100s against a single team. This was Kohli's 7th ODI century as captain, among Indian captains only Ganguly (11) has more.
This was the first time that Kohli hit three or more boundaries in an over during the first five overs of the innings. This was the most Kohli has ever scored in the first 10 overs of an innings; his previous best was 30 against England. This was Kohli's fastest fifty (which came in the 11th over) in terms of team overs.
This was Dhoni's 300th ODI appearance, the second most for a wicketkeeper after Kumar Sangakkara. He is only the sixth Indian to play 300 ODIs. This was the 73rd instance where Dhoni remained not out, the most by any player. Dhoni has now smashed 210 sixes in ODIs, the fourth highest after Shahid Afridi (351), Sanath Jayasuriya (270) and Chris Gayle (238).
This was the third double-hundred partnership between Rohit and Kohli, the joint-most by any pair alongside Tendulkar-Ganguly, Tharanga-Jayawardene and Gambhir-Kohli. The 219-run partnership is the highest ever second wicket partnership in ODIs in Sri Lanka, surpassing the Kohli-Dhawan partnership in the first ODI of the series. This was the tenth time that Kohli was involved in a 200-plus stand, four more than anyone else.