After losing both the openers in quick time, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have led India’s recovery in the second ODI against England on Friday. The duo batted well in pursuit of guiding India to a competitive total in the first innings.
India captain, Virat Kohli, who hasn’t hit a century for a very long time, has made a new record to his name on Friday. Virat has surpassed Graeme Smith in the list of most runs as captain in ODIs. Prior to the start of the game, he was just 41 runs short to achieve the feat.
The India skipper scored his second consecutive half-century in the series and thereby etched a new record to his name. He has now more than 5400 runs to his name in 94 ODIs as captain.
Australia skipper Ricky Ponting is placed No,1 in the list with 8497 runs in 234 matches, MS Dhoni is placed second with 6641 runs in 200 ODIs. Stephen Fleming and Arjun Ranatunga are placed 3rd and 4th on the list.
Interestingly, this is not the only record he made in the ongoing game. Virat Kohli has now more than 10,000 runs to his name while batting at number three in ODIs. He achieved the milestone in just 190 innings at a staggering average of 63.01. Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting is the only batsman who has more runs than him at the number three position.
Unfortunately, he was dismissed by Adil Rashid when he was batting on 66 runs. This was the 9th time the leg-spinner dismissed the Indian skipper who is still waiting to score a century since the beginning of 2020.
Talking about the ongoing game between India and England, the Men in Blue have lost three wickets for 158 runs in 32.1 overs. KL Rahul is unbeaten at 61, while Rishabh Pant has just come out in the middle.