Virat Kohli: India captain breaks another Sachin Tendulkar record

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He broke the long-standing record of legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

Kohli crossed the 10,000-run milestone in his 205th innings in Viskhapatnam before proceeding to belt his second successive ton of the five-match series.

India would look to extend their lead while West Indies aim for a leveller as they face each other in the second One-day global at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACAVDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. At that point, West Indies needed 101 runs in 18 overs as Rovman Powell joined Hope, and the equation was brought down to 63 in the last 10 with skipper Holder among the five batsmen remaining but they could only tie the game. Tendulkar had taken 259 innings to reach the feat. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has now been relegated to the third spot, he took 263 innings to bring up the milestone.

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Earlier, Kohli won the toss and elected to bat. He was an innings slower than South Africa great Jacques Kallis, who got to the landmark in Jan 2009.

In the opening ODI, Kohli smashed 140 off 107 balls as India chased the Windies' first-innings total of 322 to take the lead in the series.

Kohli took a single off Nurse to eclipse the 10,000-run mark, before going on to score a hundred with a boundary off Marlon Samuels.

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The Delhi batsman also went past 1000 One day runs in 2018, he now has the most runs in ODIs this year, overtaking Jonny Bairstow of England. Under fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni will look to get some runs in the second ODI but against this toothless Windies attack, it is unlikely whether the veteran stumper, who is not in the best of form, will get an opportunity to bat.

The Delhi batsman has been dominant in the longest format of the game as well.

Kohli's journey has been awe-inspiring, from his first-class debut, winning the U-19 World Cup, captaining the Indian team, to rewriting batting records at will. From 73 matches, he has scored 6331 runs at an average of 54.57.

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