Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score century against Pakistan at World Cup

Star batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday returned to form in the high-stake game against Pakistan. In the process, he also became the first ever Indian cricketer to score a hundred in this ICC World Cup fixture between two arch-rivals. He reached the milestone with a single off Shahid Afridi in the 42nd over.

Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score century against Pakistan at World Cup

New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli on Sunday returned to form in the high-stake game against Pakistan. In the process, he also became the first ever Indian cricketer to score a hundred in this ICC World Cup fixture between two arch-rivals. He reached the milestone with a single off Shahid Afridi in the 42nd over.

The 26-year-old batsman, who arrived in the centre after the fall of Rohit Sharma in the eighth over, started cautiously building the Indian innings. Along with his Delhi-mate, Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli went wore down the Pakistani attack with relentless stroke making.

Kohli reached his 22nd ODI century with a punch off Afridi towards long-on, allowing the packed gathering at Adelaide Oval to rapturous applause. In his 126-ball innings, the right-handed batsman made 107 runs with eight hits to the boundary.

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's 75-ball 98 runs was in 2003 at Centurion was India's best against Pakistan at a Cricket World Cup. In the same match, Saeed Anwar made 101 for Pakistan.

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