Three months after breaking a long century drought in international cricket, former India captain Virat Kohli relieved the burden off his shoulders in the one-day internationals by slamming his first century in the 50-over game over 25 innings and 1214 days. In the third and final ODI of the series on Saturday at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Kohli finally ended his ODI century drought against Bangladesh. The third ODI between India and Bangladesh live score

Ishan Kishan’s explosive and record-breaking effort of 210 runs, which made the teenager the fourth India hitter to reach a double century and the quickest player to 200 in an ODI inning, came just before Kohli’s century. The second-wicket combination set up an astonishing 290-run stand to help India win even though India’s opener, Shikhar Dhawan, quit the game early for just three off eight balls.

For Kohli to hit his first ODI century in more than three years, it took 85 balls and 11 boundaries. 2019 saw the completion of India’s ODI World Cup tour to the West Indies, which led to his most recent triple-figure total.

It was his 44th ODI century and 72nd overall, moving him above Sachin Tendulkar of India and over the legendary Ricky Ponting for second place in the amazing list of most international tonnes. Kohli is now 28 runs behind in international cricket and five centuries shy of Sachin’s record total in ODIs.

In Bangladesh on his route to the strike, Kohli passed Australian Shane Watson to become the second player to get 1000 ODI runs. He has now scored more than 1000 runs in three different foreign nations—Australia and England being the other two.

Speaking about the match, India wants to win the third One Day International after dropping the first two matches this week to give the series to Bangladesh.