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Virat Kohli hits ton in 2nd ODI against Australia

Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring century. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2019, 07.43 PM (IST)

Indian skipper Virat Kohli hit his career's 40th One-Day International century in the second match of a five-match series at Nagpur's Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. 

"Men in Blue" were all out for 250 runs in 48.2 overs and the team scored 248 runs with Kohli on the pitch and just two runs without him. 

Virat Kohli, who came at number three, smashed 10 fours in his 120-ball knock. 

Virat is currently at number second position of all time in on the list of most ODI hundred behind India's Sachin Tendulkar. He is nine centuries away from Sachin's overall ODI centuries record of 49. 

Against Australia, it's is Kohli's seventh ODI century. Rohit Sharma also has seven tons in his name against Australia while Sachin has scored nine. 

After completing the century with a four over backward point, Kohli removed his helmet and raised his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd and the dressing room.  

Team India got off to a rocky start, losing openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan (21) early in the innings but Kohli looked unfettered at the other end. 

Kohli's innings ended when he holed a simple catch to Marcus Stoinis off Pat Cummins who picked up four late wickets. 

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After completing the century with a four over backward point, Kohli removed his helmet and raised his bat to acknowledge the applause from the crowd and the dressing room.