In the third match of the Super 4 round of the 2023 Asian Cup, played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, the Indian team set Pakistan the target of 357 runs first. India’s KL Rahul and Virat Kohli hit Pakistani bowlers severely. Both scored brilliant centuries. With the help of centuries from Virat and Rahul, India posted a huge score of 356 runs while losing two wickets in 50 overs.
On Sunday, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave the team a blast. Both added 121 runs for the first wicket in 16.4 overs. Rohit scored 56 runs in 49 balls. Six fours and four sixes came from his bat. While Gill departed after scoring 58 runs in 52 balls with the help of 10 fours. Afterwards the game was postponed to the reserve day due to persistent rain.
After that, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli started with restraint on Monday. After being set, both batsmen lashed out heavily at the Pakistan bowlers. Both gave a befitting answer to their critics by evaluating centuries. Virat Kohli played a brilliant century innings of 123 runs off 94 balls. While KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 111 runs in 106 balls. Both of them formed an unbeaten partnership of 233 runs for the third wicket. Where 9 fours and 3 sixes came from Virat’s bat. Rahul, on the other hand, hit 12 fours and 2 sixes.
This is Virat Kohli’s 47th century in ODI. Kohli has also scored 13,000 runs in ODIs. Kohli is now the fastest batsman to score 13,000 runs in ODIs. Kohli is the second batsman to score the most centuries in ODIs.