Stats: Batsmen fastest to 6000 runs in ODIs away from home
Virat Kohli scored his 39th century in ODI cricket during the Adelaide ODI against Australia.
Updated - Jan 16, 2019 7:48 pm
Virat Kohli was at his best on Tuesday in the must-win 2nd game of the 3-match ODI series against Australia to level the series. Kohli played to the situation in the run-chase with a 112-ball 104 which included five fours and two sixes. He shared a 54-run stand with Rohit Sharma, a 59-run stand with Ambati Rayudu and the partnership was worth 82 off 78 deliveries with MS Dhoni before getting out in the 44th over. His effort was enough to register his 21st century in a successful ODI chase.
Kohli, thus, extended his tally of centuries to 39 and stands 11 away from the magic 50 which will help him to go past Sachin Tendulkar’s 49. It was his 22nd century away from home; the 2nd most by any player in ODI format outside home. Sachin has 29 ODI centuries outside India while Kumar Sangakkara and Sanath Jayasuriya have 21 apiece outside Sri Lanka. When on 48, Kohli reached a new milestone in this format – 6000 runs away from home.
He is one of the 20 players and six Indians to have 6000 runs away from home in this format. MS Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 55 at the Adelaide Oval, also completed this milestone when he was on 42. Kohli needed only 129 innings to complete 6000 runs outside making him the quickest to the milestone. Ricky Ponting was the previous fastest as he needed 157 innings. Sourav Ganguly finds the 3rd spot in this list as he took 160 innings.
The likes of Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis all completed 6000 ODI runs away from home in 164 innings. Dhoni, who also completed this milestone in the 2nd ODI, played 173 innings to get there. Only eight players have taken fewer innings than Dhoni to complete the milestone. During the home ODI series against Windies last year, Kohli became the quickest to 10000 runs in ODI format and also the fastest to 4000 runs at home.
Batsmen fastest to 6000 runs in ODIs outside home: