Stats: Virat Kohli breaks the record for most ODI centuries in run-chases

Stats: Virat Kohli breaks the record for most ODI centuries in run-chases

Out of Kohli's 18 centuries in run-chases, India managed to win 16 games while they lost twice.

Indian Captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Indian Captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli yet again proved his credentials while chasing as the Indian skipper scored an unbeaten 111 against the Windies in the final ODI to clinch the series 3-1. With this hundred, Kohli now has 28 ODI centuries out of which he has scored 18 while chasing.

By virtue of this ton, he broke the record of most ODI centuries by a batsman while chasing which was earlier held by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who scored 17 hundreds in run chases. Kohli and Sachin stand long way ahead of the players who have scored centuries in ODI run chases as the 3rd best in the list is 6 centuries behind Sachin’s tally of 17.

Most centuries while chasing in ODI cricket:

Player Teams Inns Runs HS Ave 100s 50s
V Kohli India 102 5169 183 66.3 18 26
SR Tendulkar India 232 8720 175 42.3 17 52
TM Dilshan Sri Lanka 116 4104 160 44.1 11 15
CH Gayle West Indies / World XI 139 4882 133* 38.7 11 29
ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka / Asia XI 210 5742 152 29.4 10 30
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 105 3849 131 42.8 10 20

 

In addition to 18 hundreds, Kohli has 28 fifties as well while chasing in ODI cricket. This puts Kohli at the 3rd place along with Sourav Ganguly in the list of most fifty-plus scores while chasing in ODIs. He might need a handy couple of years to go past Sachin who sits at the top of the list with 69 fifty-plus scores.

Most fifty-plus scores while chasing in ODIs:

Player Teams Inns Runs HS Ave 50+ scores 100s 50s
SR Tendulkar  India 232 8720 175 42.3 69 17 52
JH Kallis  South Africa / World XI 158 5575 139 45 50 5 45
SC Ganguly  India / Asia XI 148 5231 135* 39.3 44 7 37
V Kohli  India 102 5169 183 66.3 44 18 26
CH Gayle  West Indies / World XI 139 4882 133* 38.7 40 11 29
AC Gilchrist Australia 130 4789 131 40.2 40 8 32
ST Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka / Asia XI 210 5742 152 29.4 40 10 30
RT Ponting  Australia 153 5074 126 41.9 40 8 32
KC Sangakkara  Sri Lanka / World XI / Asia XI 161 5400 134* 40.3 40 7 33

 

Out of Kohli’s 18 centuries in run chases, India managed to win 16 games while they lost twice. With 16 centuries in successful run chases, Kohli bettered his own record whereas Sachin Tendulkar stands at No.2 with 14 100s in successful chases. No one except Kohli and Sachin has 10 centuries in successful ODI chases to their credit.

Most centuries in successful run-chases:

Player Teams Inns Runs HS Ave 100s 50s
V Kohli India 63 3919 183 98 16 17
SR Tendulkar  India 124 5490 134 55.5 14 31
TM Dilshan Sri Lanka 60 2614 123 62.2 9 10
ST Jayasuriya  Sri Lanka 103 3633 152 39.9 9 18
Saeed Anwar Pakistan 59 2837 131 63 9 17

 

(Stats as on July 7, 2017)