AB de Villiers ahead of Virat Kohli in ICC ODI ranking

Proteas captain helped his team to take a series win against India by a splendid performance in the series. He scored a centuries in 3rd ODI which was abandoned due to heavy rain, this helped De Villiers to get the first spot in current ICC ODI rankings.

Kohli did not have a good series as he scored 31 in two innings including a duck. De Villiers hit 189 from three innings. De Villiers struck a century yesterday in Centurion. He is now the top batsman in both ODIs and Tests.

AB De Villiers is now ahead of his IPL teammate Virat Kohli on 2nd position while is another South African teammate Hasim Amla is on 3rd position.

Current ICC ODI Rankings (Batsmen)

  1. AB de Villiers
  2. Virat Kohli
  3. Hashim Amla
  4. George Bailey
  5. Kumar Sangakkara
  6. MS Dhoni
  7. Tillakaratne Dilshan
  8. Jonathan Trott
  9. Misbah-ul-Haq
  10. Shikhar Dhawan

Complete list of all international centuries scored by Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli the Indian batting sensation has taken only 112 innings to smash 17 hundreds in ODIs, 58 fewer than Sourav Ganguly who was the fastest to 17 ODI hundreds before him.

List of all Virat-Kohli's Centuries

Virat Kohli Cheers After Century

Here is a complete list of all international centuries scored by him.

ODIs Centuries

  1. Virat Kohli scored his maiden ODI ton, 107 runs off 114 balls against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in 2009.
  2. Unbeaten 102 runs off 92 balls against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Mirpur, Bangladesh
  3. 118 runs off 121 balls against Australia at ACA-VDCA Stadium Visakhapatnam, India
  4. 105 runs off 104 BALLS against New Zealand at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati, India
  5. Unbeaten 100 runs off just 83 balls against Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  6. 107 runs off 93 balls against England at SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff, Wales
  7. Unbeaten 112 runs off 98 balls at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, India
  8. 117 runs off 123 balls against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Stadium in Vishakapatnam, India
  9. Unbeaten 133 runs off 86 balls against Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia
  10. 108 runs off 120 balls against Sri Lanka at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  11. 183 runs off 148 balls against Pakistan at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh
  12. 106 runs off 113 balls against Sri Lanka at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa,
  13. Reached his century off 107 balls against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI match played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
  14. 102 runs off 83 balls vs West Indies in a do-or-die match played at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
  15. Reached his century off 102 balls against Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI match played at Harare Sports Club.
  16. Scored 100 runs off just 52 balls – the fastest century by an Indian in ODIs against Australia in the 2nd ODI match
    played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  17. 115 runs off just 66 balls in the 6th ODI match against Australia played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Ind vs WI, 2nd ODI – Stats Highlights

MS Dhoni was leading the Republic of India for the Associate in Nursingd fiftieth|a hundred and fiftieth} time in an ODI. He became the second Indian when Mahomet Azharuddin (174) and solely the seventh captain overall to steer his aspect in a hundred and fifty or a lot of games.

Lendl Simmons was taking part in his fiftieth match. He became 51st player from archipelago to try and do therefore.

Virat Kohli became the leading run-scorer in ODIs in 2013, surpassing fellow associate Rohit Sharma’s tally of 1155 runs. At the top of this match, Kohli has mass 1218 runs in thirty matches (Avg fifty eight. 00).

Kohli, whereas in thirty-nine, completed his 2000 runs in ODIs on Indian soil. He became an eleventh player to try and do therefore. Kohli is additionally the second-quickest to accomplish this accomplishment in terms of innings (46), when Sourav Ganguly (45).

Kohli became the fifth Indian to suffer the misfortune of obtaining laid-off on ninety nine in ODIs, when Krish Srikkanth, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar (thrice). Additionally, Virender Sehwag remained undefeated on ninety nine.

Kohli is that the second Indian to be laid-off for ninety nine in ODIs against archipelago when VVS Laxman (at Nagpur in 2002).

Kohli’s score at Visakhapatnam create a motivating reading: 118 vs Australia in 2010; 117 vs archipelago in 2011 and ninety nine vs archipelago during this game.

Ravindra Jadeja’s wicket of tennis player Simmons was his fiftieth in ODIs within the year 2013. He became the primary bowler to achieve this mark this year. Jadeja is additionally solely the third Indian to require fifty wickets in a very civil year, when Anil Kumble (61 wickets in 1996) and Ajit Agarkar (58 wickets in 1998).

Jadeja is that the initial left-arm bowler to require fifty ODI wickets in a very civil year. Irfan Pathan had taken forty seven wickets in 2004. Among the spinners, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan control the record antecedently with forty six wickets in 2010.

The chase was West Indies’ fourth highest palmy chase in ODIs, when 300/3 vs African country at warrior in 2004, 292/6 vs New island at Kingstown in 2002 and 291/5 vs Republic of India at Baroda in 2002.

Source: BCCI

Indian team for South African Tour 2013-14

BCCI has announced the Indian team playing for both ODI and Test series against the South African Tour in the upcoming month.

Zaheer Khan has made a comeback while other seniors like Gambhir, Harbhjan and Sehwag were ignored.

The teams are as follows:


Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, R. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Zaheer Khan, Ambati Rayudu, Umesh Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja.

Ind Vs Aus: Kohli, Sharma and Dhawan guided India to a Historic win

Superlative batting by Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan helped India comfortably chase down Australia’s mammoth target of 359 for five in 43.3 overs and win the second ODI by nine wickets on October 16, 2013 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

virat kohli and rohit sharma 2nd odi ind vs aus

Virat Kohli and Rohit Shrama during their Historic win over Australia

India scored 362 for one to record their highest and the overall second highest ODI chase so far, tying the seven-match ODI series against the visitors 1-1.


100 off 52 balls became the fastest century by an Indian and the seventh fastest ODI hundred.

BRIEF SCORES: Australia 359 for 5 (George Bailey 92*, Phillip Hughes 83, Shane Watson 59, Glenn Maxwell 53, Aaron Finch 50, Vinay Kumar 2-73, R Ashwin 1-50) LOST TO India 362 for 1 in 43.3 overs (Rohit Sharma 141*, Virat Kohli 100*, Shikhar Dhawan 95, James Faulkner 1-60).

Highest innings in T20 internationals Cricket

Highest innings in T20 internationals
Player Runs Balls Strike Rate Opposition Ground Date
Aaron Finch (AUS) 156 63 247.61 England Southampton August 29, 2013
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 123 58 212.06 Bangladesh Pallekele September 21, 2012
Richard Levi (RSA) 117* 51 229.41 New Zealand Hamilton February 19, 2012
Chris Gayle (WI) 117 57 205.26 South Africa Johannesburg September 11, 2007
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 116* 56 207.14 Australia Christchurch February 28, 2010
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SRI) 104* 57 182.45 Australia Pallekele August 6, 2011
Martin Guptill (NZ) 101* 69 146.37 South Africa East London December 23, 2012
Suresh Raina (IND) 101 60 168.33 South Africa Gros Islet May 2, 2010
Mahela Jayawardene (SRI) 100 64 156.25 Zimbabwe Providence May 3, 2010
Richie Berrington (SCO) 100 58 172.41 Bangladesh The Hague July 24, 2012

Virat Kohli bags Arjuna award

Virat Kohli, who led India to a 5-0 clean-sweep against Zimbabwe recently, was the only cricketer in the list of 15 picked by the awards selection committee yesterday.

kohli bags arjuna award

Getting Arjuna Award is my happiest moment yet, says Virat Kohli

“Really happy to get the Arjuna award. Happiest moment yet. Thank you everyone for the wishes. :),” tweeted the youngster.

Meanwhile, Kohli also received congratulatory messages on his twitter with senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh being among the first send in their wishes.

“@imVkohli you deserve it Cheeku. May u get many more awards. Rab rakha,” said Harbhajan.

Kohli has been a fast-rising star on the Indian cricket horizon, having already made 1175 runs in 18 Tests at an average of 41.96, including four hundreds and six fifties.

His ODI record is as good as Test, having scored 4575 runs in 113 matches at an average of 49.72. He has 15 hundreds and 24 half-centuries in this format.

Kohli has previously led the Indian U19 team to a victorious World Cup campaign in 2008.
Source: indiatoday

List of records set by Chris Gayle and RCB during IPL 2013 match VS PWI

Chris Gayle shredded the record books on Tuesday evening at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Gayle’s sensational 66-ball 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in IPL 2013 will go down as one of the greatest knocks in cricket history.
Chris Gayle during his knock of 175 not out

Chris Gayle returns to the pavilion during the innings break after his record 175 not out

Here is the List of records set by Chris Gayle and RCB
  • Chris Gayle hit the fastest century in IPL and Twenty20 history. His 100 took just 30 balls
  • Gayle’s 175 not out is the highest individual score in IPL and T20s
  • Gayle broke Brendon McCullum’s record of 158 not out
  • Gayle also smashed the fastest recorded century in world cricket
  • The Jamaican hit the fastest half century in IPL, in just 17 deliveries
  • Gayle’s 17 sixes in an innings is the most in Twenty20 cricket
  • Gayle has become the first player in IPL history to hit 150 sixes
  • Gayle hit the fastest 150 in IPL, in 53 balls
  • Gayle hit the longest six of IPL 6, at 119 metres
  • RCB’s total of 263/5 in 20 overs is the most by a team in IPL history
  • 263/5 is also the highest team score in T20s
  • 167-run partnership between Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan is the highest for first wicket for RCB
  • 21 sixes in RCB’s innings is a record for a team in T20s RCB recorded the fastest team 100 in IPL, in just 7.5 overs

Here is a ball by ball update of this magnificent innings


Top Ten IPL Bolwers

Cheteshwar Pujara and Jadeja shines in India’s victory against Australia in final test match

India traveled home to a six-wicket triumph to incur a 4-0 whitewash on Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli headed a quick Indian run pursue in chase for 155 regardless of Murali Vijay losing his wicket to Glenn Maxwell promptly in the pursuit.

Vijay tried one shot too many and missed the line after his sloppy reverse sweep failed to connect and the ball hit timber. However, Kohli joined Pujara in the middle when Australia were still harboring hopes of a dramatic victory to salvage some pride in what has been a disastrous tour.

The pair did not appear influenced by the early misfortune of a wicket and played certain heavenly shots along the ground to deny the Aussies any sniff of a possibility. The little batsmen did not take any undue dangers, attempted nothing gaudy and kept things basic, gathering runs without any difficulty. Pujara has had a superb arrangement and carried on his great shape in the final evening of what has been a notable succession for India.

India had stormed away to 72/1 by tea, requiring just 83 to score.

Pushed up the request from his typical number three without a standard opener in Delhi, Pujara hustled away to his second fifty of the match after tea as India kept the energy going. The runs came effectively and the Australian fielders looked far from certain about the embodiment of a different invasion by the Indian batsmen. They were probably shaken by the rate at which the two batsmen scored -they ventures down the track to execute the turn and all the more importanly, held each shot down the ground.

When, India had arrived at 100/1, Australia were surrendered to their fourth straight Test thrashing. Nathan Lyon, who had picked seven wickets in the first innings and talked of confining India underneath 100 in the fourth exposition, drew uncommon consideration from the Indians, going at just about five runs an over.

Any time Kohli was beyond any doubt sent once again by Lyon, India required just 33 to score. Sachin Tendulkar strolled out to a tremendous cheer from the limit swarm, just eight short of breaking Jack Hobbs’ record of the most runs by any batsman against Australia.

Australia began assaulting again in one final, edgy endeavor to put some force on the hosts yet Pujara remained unaffected, ending up being the second batsman after Vijay to arrive at 400 runs in the succession. Nonetheless, it did sway Tendulkar, who fell LBW to Lyon for the second time in the match. The Kotla was shocked into quiet, however it was an extraordinary risk for Ajinkya Rahane to make an imprint on presentation in the wake of falling flat in the first innings. However a sudden surge of blood, saw Rahane hang Maxwell up as Lyon ran after from the verge to take a straightforward get.

MS Dhoni’s landing in the fold restored some rationality and Pujara was permitted a large portion of the strike as India continued poking closer to triumph.

The closure came rapidly when Pujara creamed Maxwell for three continuous verges in the 31st over of the Indian innings to draw level. Not soon after, in the following over, Dhoni went down on one knee to swing over the line and clobber Lyon to the midwicket fence as India frolicked home.

Prior, Ravindra Jadeja’s lady five-wicket pull was the highlight of a different glittering Indian playing exhibition as Australia were grouped out for 164. R Ashwin asserted two wickets to fulfill with an arrangement pull of 29, only in front of Jadeja’s 24. Pragyan Ojha contributed with two wickets besides while Ishant Sharma struck once.

Australia might have been fancying their chances when Glenn Maxwell was elevated up the request to stroll in with David Warner. Having wrapped up India’s first innings for 272, the men from Down Under wiped off the 10-run deficiency in speedy time. Maxwell was evidently needed to impact some brisk runs up the request however Jadeja struck twice in two overs to uproot the openers.

Ed Cowan looked dead set to score some speedy runs yet Ashwin and Ojha saw off Phil Hughes and Shane Watson individually. With India striking at general interims, it was improbable for Cowan to take an excessive amount of dangers at that stage.

The main safety down the request hailed from Peter Siddle, who came to be the first number nine batsman to hit two half-hundreds of years in the same Test match. He was not alarmed to move down the pitch to the spinners and lobbing them over the top into the vacant outfield. It took Ashwin to draw him out of the pleat as Dhoni finished a simple stumping to end Siddle’s barrage.

This was Australia’s first 0-4 whitewash since the drubbing against South Africa in 1969-70. Incidentally, that embarrassment had come soon after the Baggy Greens had pocketed a 3-1 succession triumph over India and additionally, in India!

Some Interesting stats of India-Australia series

  •  Michael Clarke became the first captain to lose a match after declaring in the first innings. In the Test at Hyderabad, Australia declared at 237/9 only to lose that match by an innings.
  • Nathan Lyon’s haul of 7/94 was the fourth best haul by a foreign spinner in India. The best haul by a spinner in India is also by an Australian, Jason Krejza, 8/215 at Nagpur in 2008.
  • This is the first time in Test history that a No.9 batsman has scored back to back fifties in a match. Peter Siddle achieved this feat today.Shikhar Dhawan’s 187 is the second highest score for a debutant against Australia in Test cricket. The highest is by Tip Foster who scored 287 for England against Australia at the SCG in 1903.
  • Dhoni’s 224 is the highest ever score by an Indian wicket-keeper in Tests. He is also the only Indian wicket-keeper to score a double ton.

For India, Pujara and Vijay scored over 400 runs in this series. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up 29 and 24 wickets respectively. The whole team performed as a unit, whereas Australia were plagued by injuries, reports of a fractured dressing room due to the homework gate scandal and lack of aggression. In every which way you look at it, India have demolished Australia.
For Australia, nothing much to write home about. Michael Clarke was the lone star in their batting. The rest of the batting line up were confounded by the Indian spinners. Ed Cowan hung in there but could not contribute regularly. The Australian bowlers, barring James Pattinson, Peter Siddle andNathan Lyon struggled on these pitches.
In Chennai, Dhoni’s 224 stole the momentum completely from Australia. In Hyderabad, Pujara and Vijay’s partnership of 370 for the second wicket demolished Australia. In Mohali, Dhawan’s breath-taking century, which was the fastest by an Indian and also the fastest ever on Test debut, ensured Australia were knocked out for the count. In Delhi, Jadeja’s five wicket haul and Pujara’s twin fifties ensured India achieved the whitewash.
If one has to sum up the performances of the Indian team, it was lead by the Generation X cricketers like Pujara, Dhawan and Vijay who performed consistently with the bat. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadejabecame the spin twins very much in the mould of Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. However, there were several players who played knocks that impacted the game in a big way.

Result Summary of Australia’s tour to India: 1st Test: Lost by 8 wickets. 2nd Test: Lost by an innings and 135 runs. 3rd Test: Lost by 6 wickets. 4th Test: Lost by 6 wickets.
Result Summary of India’s tour to Australia: 1st Test: Lost by 122 runs. 2nd Test: Lost by an innings and 68 runs. 3rd Test: Lost by an innings and 37 runs. 4th Test: Lost by 298 runs.