West Indies' Hope dampens Kohli's day in thrilling tie


The 29 year old became the fastest man on earth to complete 10,000 runs in the format surpassing the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting etc. Kohli achieved the feat in his 205th innings and surpassed Tendulkar's previous record of 259 innings, which the latter achieved 2001 against Australia.

But Hope's unbeaten 123 and a 94 off 64 balls from Shimron Hetmyer put the Caribbean side in reach of the target before India pulled it back with some tight overs from their spinners. Before coming here, we knew we should be hitting that mark over and over. I never thought this day would arrive.

Kohli's back-to-back ODI tons have taken him to 37 in total, second to Tendulkar's record 49, while he is averaging a whopping 149.42 in the format in 2018, with 1,046 runs, five centuries and three fifties in 11 innings.

"Really good game of cricket". Have a look at the wishes that poured in post Virat's knock.

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"Last ball I knew a wide yorker was coming at the end, and I had to get bat on the ball". Ashley Nurse was the pick of the bowlers as he picked 2-46 along with newcomer Obed McCoy who had the figures of 2-71. Quite effective at that stage of the game and I like the way he handled himself in his maiden game.

A veteran of the lucrative Indian Premier League, Bravo thanked fans and family for their support and pledged to continue his professional career, which has seen him ply his trade in the myriad of T20 tournaments in existence across the globe. While Hetmyer launched a stunning counterassault, Hope played the role of second fiddle to perfection. We lost wickets at crucial stages, especially Jason. "Needed to have wickets in hand and have someone finish the game", Hope said after the match.

"It was an even wicket, pretty similar, perhaps got better under lights with the new ball and spun for both teams".

It was striving to make the game "a unique experience not only for the cricketers of both the teams but for the cricket insane Mumbaikars as well", the CCI said.