On his 35th birthday, India’s top batsman Virat Kohli scores his 49th ODI century. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja claimed five wickets as India trounced South Africa by 243 runs at Eden Gardens.
At the Eden Gardens, India trounced South Africa by 243 runs, with Ravindra Jadeja taking five wickets. Meanwhile, star batsman Virat Kohli of the Indian team scores his 49th ODI century on his 35th birthday.
At the Eden Gardens, India celebrated Virat Kohli’s 35th birthday in the most fitting way possible by setting a goal of 326 runs at the cost of five wickets against South Africa while riding on his unbeaten 101.
The audience at Eden Gardens was packed and continuously screaming Kohli’s name as he hit the benchmark in the 49th over of the team India innings with a single off Kagiso Rabada. At the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday, prior to India’s encounter with South Africa, Kohli came dangerously close to scoring his 49th century in an ODI against Sri Lanka.
With Shreyas Iyer, who scored an incredible 77 runs, Kohli and Iyer shared a fantastic third-wicket stand of 134 runs over. The Indian squad got off to a fast start thanks to captain Rohit Sharma’s 40 off of 24 balls. India finished the match with a perfect score thanks to bowlers Suryakumar Yadav (22 off 14 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja (29 off 15 balls).