Virat Kohli one century short of equalling Ricky Ponting in this stat for match-winners | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best modern-day match-winner with the bat, but going purely by the number of international hundreds scored in a winning cause, the Indian batting icon requires another century to equal former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record and two to go past him.
Virat’s latest century in a winning cause came in India’s match against Bangladesh in the ongoing ICC World Cup.It was his 48th ODI century and 78th across formats in internationalcricket.

Of those 78 international centuries by Kohli, 54 have resulted in victories for India, which is only one short of the record 55 of Ponting’s international centuries (71) bringing a win for Australia.

Sachin Tendulkar is third in that list, with 53 of his 100 international hundreds resulting in an Indian win.
Most international hundreds in a winning cause (including Tests, ODIs, T20Is):

Batter 100s 50s Runs Average Highest Innings
Ricky Ponting 55 112 20140 53.42 257 439
Virat Kohli 54 83 16975 66.30 254* 331
Sachin Tendulkar 53 83 17113 58.20 248* 345
Hashim Amla 40 57 12245 59.15 311* 234
AB de Villiers 37 66 12468 58.81 217 264
Kumar Sangakkara 37 78 14605 53.69 287 317
Rohit Sharma 37 69 13019 53.35 264 294
Jacques Kallis 35 89 14827 55.32 224 333

(Stats Courtesy: Rajesh Kumar)

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As far as the ongoing World Cup is concerned, Kohli is positioned second on the list of leading run-getters with 354 runs in five matches after Match 23 between South Africa and Bangladesh. The list is headed by South Africa’s Quinton de Kock who has scored 407 runs in five matches.
India captain Rohit Sharma is third currently with 311 runs. Under Rohit’s captaincy, India have won their all five matches so far in this World Cup to sit on top of the points table and will next face England on October 29 in Lucknow.

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