PUNE: India skipper Virat Kohli on Friday touched the milestone of 10,000ODI runs at the number three position during the second ODI againstEngland at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Kohli is only the second batsman to cross the 10,000-run mark in thatposition, after former Australia captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting sits atop thelist of runs at number 3 in ODIs, having amassed 12,662 runs from 330innings. The Indian skipper crossed the 10,000-mark playing just his 190thinnings.
Virat Kohli reached the milestone in his 190th ODI innings and eventually got out to leg-spinner Adil Rashid for 66 off 79 balls. The failure to register an international hundred has extended the drought by 490 days. The 32-year old intended to run the ball outside off to the third man; however, he only nicked it o the stand-in captain Jos Buttler behind the stumps.
The third batsman on the list is former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who scored 9,747 runs from 238 innings, followedby South Africas Jacques Kallis (7,774).
Coming back to the match, Kohli and KL Rahuls brilliant partnership revived Indias innings after opener Shikhar Dhawan andRohit Sharma failed to score big. After the completion of 26 overs, Indias score read 121/2, with Kohli and Rahul playing on 47and 42 respectively.
India is leading the three-match ODI series against England after winning the first game by 66 runs. A victory in this game willseal the series for the hosts, meaning it is a must-win game for the visitors if they are to keep their hopes alive