Virat Kohli becomes fastest batsman to reach 10000 ODI runs

Following the limited-overs series against the Windies Kohli and co will travel to Australia where they will play a full-fledged series down under as they prepare for next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup in England

India lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning the opening match by eight wickets.

Bangladesh, England, New Zealand and Zimbabwe are yet to have a player reach the 10,000-run mark in this format.

Playing 212 ODIs, Kohli has 9,919 runs at an average of 58.69 to his name with the help of 36 hundreds and 48 half-centuries to his name.

"The way (the) two teams played it was a fair result", Kohli added.

Shai Hope's unbeaten century salvaged a confidence-boosting tie for the West Indies in the thrilling second ODI against India at Visakhapatnam, but the wicket-keeper batsman said the visitors need to put up more consistent performances as a team in the remainder of the series. "They took on us and didn't give us any chance whatsoever", said Kohli, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his 129-ball 157-run unbeaten innings.

India spinner Kuldeep Yadav, on Wednesday, admitted that bowling in the dew during the tied second ODI against Windies was a big problem.

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The Trinidadian said his decision was also based on a desire to vacate the field for younger talent in the national team.

Save the one dropped catch by West Indies skipper Jason Holder who ran backwards from mid-off, Kohli looked untroubled throughout and seemed to be satisfied with the way his partner at the other end, Rayudu, was batting. In the process, he also became the fastest to 1,000 runs in a calendar year, taking just 11 innings to get there.

The 35-year-old Trinidadian, who made his West Indies debut in 2004, played 40 Tests, 164 One-day Internationals and 66 Twenty20 Internationals.

Shai Hope, who nearly earned the win for West Indies with an unbeaten 123, was crestfallen after failing to cross the line.

The crowd favourite, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, walked in to a rousing reception and was bowled by McCoy, his maiden wicket, for 20. "Also Shimron Hetmyer showed his consistency again and I felt it was a really good effort by the bowlers".

The third match is slated for Saturday in Pune.

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