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Virat Kohli averages a whopping 487 in Team India's successful ODI chases in 2017

Virat Kohli averages a whopping 487 in Team India's successful ODI chases in 2017

The Indian captain has scored 122, 76*, 96*, 111*, and 82* in his successful chases so far, which means he has scored 365 runs in his last four successful-chase innings without being dismissed.

Virat Kohli in touching distance to leapfrog Faf du Plesis, Joe Root as top-scorer of the year in ODIs

Virat Kohli in touching distance to leapfrog Faf du Plesis, Joe Root as top-scorer of the year in ODIs

Kohli slammed an unbeaten 82-run knock off just 70 deliveries and form an unbroken 197-run partnership with centurion Shikhar Dhawan as the visitors secured a rather easy win to take a 1-0 lead in the series.

WATCH: Virat Kohli times shot to perfection, hits Lakshan Sandakan for straight six

WATCH: Virat Kohli times shot to perfection, hits Lakshan Sandakan for straight six

Chasing a modest 217 for victory, India rode on an unbeaten 197-run stand between Dhawan, who smashed 132, and skipper Virat Kohli, who made 82, to canter home in 28.5 overs.

Kieron Pollard stops short of doing a Vinoo Mankad in CPL T20 encounter against Guyana Amazon Warriors

Kieron Pollard stops short of doing a Vinoo Mankad in CPL T20 encounter against Guyana Amazon Warriors

If desired, Pollard could have very well taken the bails off and dismissed Fuadadin to put Barbados in a better position but decided against it.

Alastair Cook looks set to knock Virat Kohli out of top 5 in ICC Test Rankings

Alastair Cook looks set to knock Virat Kohli out of top 5 in ICC Test Rankings

Cook has gained 6 points to achieve his best rankings in the last 3 years after previously being in fifth place in March 2013. 

India A batsmen falter to concede first innings lead

India A batsmen falter to concede first innings lead

Iyer could not add much to his overnight tally after starting the day at 56. His innings comprised five fours and four sixes.

Dale Steyn posts progress video, announces return to competitive cricket

Dale Steyn posts progress video, announces return to competitive cricket

Injured South Africa pacer Dale Steyn is all set to return to competitive cricket after a gap of nine months.

SEE PIC: Ishant Sharma trying to find seam and bounce under water

SEE PIC: Ishant Sharma trying to find seam and bounce under water

Ishant has warmed the bench after being out of favour since the Australia Test series in March where he claimed three wickets in three Tests.

Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels included in West Indies ODI squad for England

Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels included in West Indies ODI squad for England

West Indies, who are currently involved in a three-Test series against England, will begin the ODI leg of the tour with the match against Ireland on September 13 in Stormont.

Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

Since the attacks Pakistan has only hosted a limited-over series against Zimbabwe in 2015 while Bangladesh, the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Ireland turned down offers over security fears.

SEE PIC: Mithali Raj royally shuts down troll with epic reply

SEE PIC: Mithali Raj royally shuts down troll with epic reply

The Mithali Raj-led Team India finished as runners-ups in the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup after they lost to hosts England in the final.

SEE PIC: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma share pictures from same location in Sri Lanka

SEE PIC: Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma share pictures from same location in Sri Lanka

The two are seen wearing the same hat, are standing in the same balcony, and of course there are elephants in the background too.

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli goes past Sachin Tendulkar to become fastest batsman to complete 4000 ODI runs in successful chases

SL vs IND: Virat Kohli goes past Sachin Tendulkar to become fastest batsman to complete 4000 ODI runs in successful chases

En route to his 70-ball 82, Virat Kohli not only did account his tally of ODI fifties to 44, but also edged past former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's tally of 44 fifty-plus scores while chasing in ODI cricket. He now has 45 such knocks, standing third on the list behind Jacques Kallis and Sachin Tendulkar.

IND vs SL: Virat Kohli goes past Sourav Ganguly to become third batsman with most 50-plus knocks while chasing in ODIs

IND vs SL: Virat Kohli goes past Sourav Ganguly to become third batsman with most 50-plus knocks while chasing in ODIs

Earlier in July, during Team India's Tour of West Indies, Virat had notched up his 28th ODI century in the final game of the series, played in Kingston. Ergo, his tally of centuries whilst chasing went up to 18, one ahead of his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st ODI – Statistical highlights

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: 1st ODI – Statistical highlights

Under Virat Kohli's captaincy, India have won 23 and lost 7 out of 31 contested in ODIs (1 NR) -- winning % 76.66.

If I don't perform, anyone can take my place: Shikhar Dhawan

If I don't perform, anyone can take my place: Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan put on 197 runs for the second wicket with Kohli as India won with 21.1 overs to spare, their biggest margin of victory in terms of balls remaining.

SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to hit six consecutive 50-plus scores against any team in ODIs

SL vs IND: Shikhar Dhawan becomes first Indian batsman to hit six consecutive 50-plus scores against any team in ODIs

Dhawan's tally of fifty-plus scores against Sri Lanka have now accounted to seven, equalling former Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Leading the chart is, however, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar with 25 such knocks, falling one behind is Kumar Sangakkara. 

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli's rapid chase inspires Team India to 'record' win over Sri Lanka

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli's rapid chase inspires Team India to 'record' win over Sri Lanka

Shikhar Dhawan was on a rampage as he slammed his fastest ODI hundred, coupled with Virat Kohli's 70-ball 82 to guide Team India to their biggest ODI victory in terms of overs to spare.

Rohit Sharma's deplorable run in Sri Lanka continues, fails in 10th consecutive innings

Rohit Sharma's deplorable run in Sri Lanka continues, fails in 10th consecutive innings

Playing his first competitive match since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final, Rohit failed to leave a mark in Dambulla.

West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect action

West Indies' Kraigg Brathwaite reported for suspect action

Brathwaite remains free to bowl in international cricket ahead of the results of a test on his action, which must take place within a fortnight, according to ICC regulations.