List of international cricket centuries by Virat Kohli

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Kohli at a promotional event in 2010

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in the Test format.[1] A right-handed middle order batsman,[2] he has made 32 centuries in international cricket—22 in One Day Internationals (ODI) and 10 in Test cricket—as of June 2015. In a 2013 interview, former West Indies cricketer Vivian Richards described Kohli as someone whose batting reminds him of himself.[3]

Kohli made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008,[2] and scored his first century the following year when he made 107 against the same team at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. His 86-ball 133 not out against Sri Lanka in February 2012 led India to the second highest run-chase by any team in Australia.[a][5][6] Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones described Kohli's innings as "one of the greatest ODI knocks of all time".[7] Kohli's highest score of 183 came against Pakistan during the 2012 Asia Cup; India successfully chased a target of 330 set by Pakistan and Kohli was adjudged "Man of the match". Following that in 2013, he made his first century as a captain while playing against the West Indies in a tri-nation tournament.[8] In a bi-lateral series against Australia in October 2013, Kohli made two centuries—both in the second innings. The first of the two, 100 not out, was scored off 52 balls and is the fastest century by an Indian batsman in ODIs as of 2014.[9] The next one came off 61 balls, the third-fastest by an Indian as of December 2014.[10] Out of his 22 ODI centuries,[b] 14 have come in the second innings,[c][14] and India have lost only two matches when Kohli made a century. As of June 2015, he is joint fifth in the list of leading century-makers in ODIs.[d]

After making his Test cricket debut against the West Indies in 2011,[2] Kohli's first Test century came against Australia in January 2012 at the Adelaide Oval. In the first Test of the 2014–15 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, he made 115 and 141, thus becoming the fourth Indian player to score centuries in both the innings of a Test match.[e][17] Seven of his Ten Test centuries have been scored at venues outside India. Between his debut Twenty20 International match in 2010 and his latest in 2014, Kohli has appeared in 28 matches and is yet to score a century in the format; his highest score remains 78 not out.[2]

Key[edit]

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium
Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, where Kohli made his career-highest score
Symbol Meaning
* Remained not out
dagger Man of the match
double-dagger Captained the Indian cricket team
Balls Balls faced
Pos. Position in the batting order
Inn. The innings of the match
S/R Strike rate during the innings
H/A/N Venue was at home (India), away or neutral
Date Match starting day
Lost The match was lost by India
Won The match was won by India
Drawn The match was drawn
(D/L) The result of the match was based upon the Duckworth–Lewis method
Home The match was played in India
Away The match was played in opponent's country
Neutral The match was played neither in India nor in the opponent's country

ODI cricket centuries[edit]

ODI centuries scored by Virat Kohli
No. Score Balls Against Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 107 114  Sri Lanka 4 2 93.85 India Eden Gardens, Kolkata Home 24 December 2009 Won [18]
2 102* dagger 95  Bangladesh 3 2 107.36 Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Away 11 January 2010 Won [19]
3 118 dagger 121  Australia 3 2 97.52 India APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam Home 20 October 2010 Won [20]
4 105 dagger 104  New Zealand 3 1 100.96 India Nehru Stadium, Guwahati Home 28 November 2010 Won [21]
5 100* 83  Bangladesh 4 1 120.48 Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Away 19 February 2011 Won [22]
6 107 93  England 4 1 115.05 Wales Sophia Gardens, Cardiff Away 16 September 2011 Lost (D/L) [23]
7 112* dagger 98  England 4 2 114.28 India Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi Home 17 October 2011 Won [24]
8 117 dagger 123  West Indies 4 2 95.12 India APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam Home 2 December 2011 Won [25]
9 133* dagger 86  Sri Lanka 4 2 154.65 Australia Bellerive Oval, Hobart Neutral 28 February 2012 Won [26]
10 108 dagger 120  Sri Lanka 2 1 90.00 Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Neutral 13 March 2012 Won [27]
11 183 dagger 148  Pakistan 3 2 123.64 Bangladesh Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka Neutral 18 March 2012 Won [28]
12 106 dagger 113  Sri Lanka 3 1 93.80 Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota Away 21 July 2012 Won [29]
13 128* dagger 119  Sri Lanka 3 2 107.56 Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Away 31 July 2012 Won [30]
14 102 dagger double-dagger 83  West Indies 3 1 122.89 West Indies Cricket Board Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain Away 5 July 2013 Won (D/L) [31]
15 115 dagger double-dagger 108  Zimbabwe 3 2 106.48 Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare Away 24 July 2013 Won [32]
16 100* 52  Australia 3 2 192.30 India Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Home 16 October 2013 Won [33]
17 115* dagger 66  Australia 3 2 174.24 India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Home 30 October 2013 Won [34]
18 123 111  New Zealand 3 2 110.81 New Zealand McLean Park, Napier Away 19 January 2014 Lost [35]
19 136 dagger double-dagger 122  Bangladesh 3 2 111.47 Bangladesh Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah Away 26 February 2014 Won [36]
20 127 dagger 114  West Indies 3 1 111.40 India Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Home 17 October 2014 Won [37]
21 139* double-dagger 126  Sri Lanka 4 2 110.31 India JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi Home 16 November 2014 Won [38]
22 107 dagger 126  Pakistan 3 1 84.9 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Neutral 15 February 2015 Won [39]

Test cricket centuries[edit]

Test centuries scored by Virat Kohli
No. Score Against Pos. Inn. Test Venue H/A/N Date Result Ref
1 116  Australia 6 2 4/4 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Away 24 January 2012 Lost [40]
2 103 dagger  New Zealand 5 2 2/2 India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore Home 31 August 2012 Won [41]
3 103  England 5 2 4/4 India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Home 13 December 2012 Drawn [42]
4 107  Australia 5 2 2/4 India M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Home 22 February 2013 Won [43]
5 119 dagger  South Africa 4 1 1/2 South Africa New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg Away 18 December 2013 Drawn [44]
6 105*  New Zealand 4 4 2/2 New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington Away 14 February 2014 Drawn [45]
7 115 double-dagger  Australia 4 2 1/4 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Away 11 December 2014 Lost [46]
8 141 double-dagger  Australia 4 4 1/4 Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Away 13 December 2014 Lost [47]
9 169  Australia 4 2 3/4 Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Away 28 December 2014 Drawn [48]
10 147double-dagger  Australia 4 2 4/4 Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney Away 8 January 2015 Drawn [49]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ India reached their target of 321 runs in 36.4 overs.[4]
  2. ^ As of June 2015, Kohli is the fastest player to reach 20, 21 and 22 centuries in ODIs.[11][12]
  3. ^ Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 17 centuries.[13]
  4. ^ Kohli is tied with Sourav Ganguly (India) and Chris Gayle (West Indies).[15]
  5. ^ Kohli is the second player to perform this feat on captaincy debut; the other being Greg Chappell.[16]

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