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Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting records with his 43rd ODI ton against West Indies at Port of Spain


In the last match played in the 'Port of Spain', he hit a brilliant century, not only won the match to India but also won the series. After a clean sweep of 3–0 in the T20 series, India defeated the Windies 2–0 in the ODI series and won the title. The first match of the ODI series played in Guyana was rained down. Virat scored his second consecutive century. He had earlier scored 120 runs in the second ODI played at 'Port of Spain' on 11 August. This is Virat's 43rd ODI century. With this, he has broken the records of many big players. Let us know what records Virat broke during this century and how many new records were made …

Sachin Tendulkar's record broken
Virat Kohli with his 43rd ODI century also completed 9 centuries against the West Indies. With this, he has equaled the record of the great Sachin Tendulkar in scoring the most centuries against any one country. But he left behind Sachin in one case. Sachin Tendulkar scored a total of 9 ODI centuries against Australia in his career, for which he played 70 innings. Virat Kohli has surpassed Sachin by scoring 9 centuries in just 35 ODI innings against the West Indies.

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Matthew Hayden's record broken
Virat Kohli has also recorded the record of most ODI centuries against West Indies by going to his home. He recorded this record, surpassing former Australian opener Matthew Hayden. Matthew Hayden hit three centuries against the Windies at his home. Virat Kohli left Hayden behind with an unbeaten 114-run knock in the third ODI. This is Virat's fourth century innings played in the same ground against the West Indies. Indeed, Virat has scored centuries in his last three innings in the West Indies and has become the first batsman to score a hat-trick of ODI centuries on Caribbean soil.

Ricky Ponting also lagged behind
Virat Kohli has now become the sixth player to score 10,000 international runs as captain. Not only this, Virat has done this feat as captain the fastest. He has surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting by scoring 10,000 international runs as captain in 176 innings. Ricky Ponting, as captain, did this feat in 225 innings. The interesting thing here is that no captain had even crossed the figure of 8 thousand runs in 176 innings before Virat. Ricky Ponting as captain had completed the figure of 8 thousand international runs in 187 innings.

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