Monday, 10 November 2014 - 8:17
India vs Sri Lanka: Knew I Needed 50 to Break Viv Richards' Record, Says Virat Kohli
India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli yesterday credited his bowlers for the series clinching a 6 wicket win over Sri Lanka in the third ODI, and said the home team's bowling unit dished out a "brilliant performance" to restrict the visitors to 242.
Chasing a modest 242, a clinical India produced a commanding batting display to overhaul the target with 35 balls to spare and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5 match series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Kohli himself completed a milestone yesterday as he became the quickest cricketer in history to reach 6000 ODI run mark, bettering legendary West Indian Vivian Richards' record during his 53-run knock.
He said he was not sure. He knew he had to get to 50 to get 6000, but he did not know how much faster he was from the great man Viv Richards.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said the performance of the batsmen once again let the team down in the series.