On This Day in 2018: Virat Kohli blew away South Africa with his record-breaking show | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli owned a plethora of records in international cricket but the star Indian batter was on next level to complete a record-breaking performance five years ago in the ODI series against South Africa in their own backyard.
Kohli left South African clueless with his exemplary batting performance as he amassed mind boggling 558 runs in the six ODIs at an astonishing average of 186. Kohli scored these runs at a strike rate of 99.46.
His 558 runs in the series is still the highest in a bilateral ODI series ever that also fetched him player of the series award for his heroic run.
With this victory, Kohli also became the first India captain to win a bilateral ODI series against South Africa in South Africa.
The then Indian skipper made 112 in the first ODI followed by unbeaten 46 in the second match. Kohli’s juggernaut continued in the third ODI with him notching up another ton as he scored an unbeaten 160.
The fourth ODI saw him make 75 before recording a rare failure of the series with 36 in the fifth ODI. The right-handed batsman ended the series with another ton to his name, scoring unbeaten 129 as India clinched the six-match series 5-1.

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