In the fourth ODI against Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on January 20, Virat Kohli hit a century (106) while chasing a target of 349 but India still lost by 25 runs.
Virat Kohli became both the fastest and youngest cricketer to get to the mark of 25 ODI centuries in the fourth ODI between India and Australia.
Virat Kohli achieved the milestone of fastest 25 hundreds in just his 170th ODI and 162nd innings. In the process he bettered Sachin Tendulkar's record, who had taken 234 innings to reach the milestone.
Virat Kohli is now only the second batsman after the legendary Sunil Gavaskar to score four successive fifty-plus scores against Australia in Australia. Gavaskar had scores of 59, 92*, 77, 72 in the 1985-86 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup.
Virat Kohli has now scored 15 ODI centuries for India while chasing a target.
India have won 13 of the 15 matches where Kohli has hit a century chasing a total.
India have lost only on two occasions while chasing, despite Kohli hitting a ton. Before the January 20th ODI vs Australia, the first instance occurred against New Zealand at Napier where Virat Kohli scored 123 runs, but India were bowled out for 268 to lose the game.
In the third ODI against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on January 17, Kohli became the fastest to score 24 ODI tons. In the same game, he also became the quickest to score 7,000 ODI runs beating AB de Villiers' record.
At the Manuka Oval on January 20, Virat Kohli brought up his 25th century in ODIs to become joint 4th in the all-time list. He's now drawn level with Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara. Sachin Tendulkar leads the most ODI century-makers list with 49. Australia's Ricky Ponting is second with 30 followed by Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka with 28. South Africa's AB de Villiers' has 23.
Out of his 25 centuries, Kohli has won man-of-the-match for 17 of them.
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Chasing 349 to win in Canberra vs Australia today, Virat Kohli's 25th ton went in vain as India lost by 25 runs. This is just the 2nd instance of India losing while chasing when Kohli scoring a ton. Here's the photo story...