Virat Kohli's 45th ODI Century: Key Moments Of His Classic Knock Against Sri Lanka

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After a long, arduous wait of three years, Shubman Gill finally notched the maiden Test century of his career, in the second innings of the first Test against Bangladesh. Gill scored a magnificent 110 to set up India towards victory.

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Admittedly, the pitch was tailor-made for batting, and Kohli capitalised on it to complete his 45th ODI century. He is now just four hundreds behind Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 hundreds, and his overall tally has now reached 73.

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Steady StartKohli came to the crease after India lost two wickets in quick succession. He started with a flurry of boundaries, against Hasaranga and Shanaka, but then heavily relied on singles and doubles in middle overs.

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Reaching Fifty With SixHe was on 44 off 45 deliveries courtesy of three fours, before reaching the half-century with a clean six off Dhananjaya da Silva. Kohli stepped down and hit it over cow corner.

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Kohli Dropped By Kusal MendisSoon after reaching his fifty, Kohli saw a regulation chance coming off his outside edge dropped by Kusal Mendis in the slip cordon. Kohli rubbed salt on the Mendis' wound by finishing that over with two fours.

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Kohli Reaches The LandmarkKohli was dropped again on 81 against the same bowler, Kasun Rajitha. But he never looked back and brought his 73rd international century, also his second consecutive in ODI. His innings came to an end on 113.

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