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Only Sachin is now ahead of Virat Kohli in the list of most 100s in ODIs

The Indian captain has 17 hundreds to his name in the five-day format

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli in action during the first ODI cricket match against New Zealand in Mumbai on Sunday. Photo: PTI

on Sunday surpassed the legendary to become the second highest century maker in ODIs en route his 31st hundred during the opening match against in

Kohli (121), who had a quiet series against Australia by his lofty standards, got to a double milestone today by scoring a hundred on his 200th ODI, a feat only achieved by Ab de Villiers of South Africa.

Kohli is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who amassed 49 hundreds besides a staggering 51 centuries in Tests.

The Indian captain has 17 hundreds to his name in the five-day format.

It was not among Kohli's most fluent knocks as Wankhede pitch was on the slower side and the sapping humidity made batting tricky.

By reaching the three-figure mark, he also became only the third Indian to score an hundred at Wankhede after Tendulkar (1996 against South Africa) and Mohammad Azharuddin (1987 against Sri Lanka).

First Published: Sun, October 22 2017. 17:43 IST