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Virat Kohli equals Sachin Tendulkar's record with 14 tons in successful chases

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Virat Kohli has done it again!

India's run machine hammered his 26th hundred to help India chase down a challenging total of 286 against New Zealand in the third ODI at Mohali. His unbeaten 154 at the PCA stadium on Sunday also saw him equal batting icon Sachin Tendulkar's world record of 14 tons in successful run chases for India.

Tendulkar achieved the feat in 124 innings whereas Kohli has done it in just his 59th ODI innings. Kohli also went past 3000 runs in ODIs in India in the process. His innings was laced with 16 fours and one six.

Player                   100s    Innings   Inns/100
Virat Kohli              14        59         4.21
Sachin Tendulkar    14       124         8.86
Saeed Anwar          9        59         6.56
Tillakaratne Dilshan 9        60         6.67
Sanath Jayasuriya   9        103        11.44

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Kohli shared a 151-run stand with Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the third wicket which laid the foundation for India's chase. He then added another 97 runs with Manish Pandey which sealed the deal for the Men in Blue. The hosts have now taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series against the Black Caps.

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Dhoni also roared back to form in the format that he is a master at. He missed out on a hundred but scored 80 runs in 91 balls and was back to his brutal best smashing six boundaries and three mammoth sixes in the process.

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While Kohli equalled Tendulkar's record, his captain went a step further and surpassed a long-standing record held by the Master Blaster.

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Dhoni now holds the record for most sixes in ODIs by an Indian batsman. Tendulkar had hit 195 sixes in 452 innings while Dhoni now has 196 sixes in 244 innings. Former captain Sourav Ganguly is third on the list with 190 sixes in 300 innings.

6s    Batsman            Inns      Balls Faced     Balls/Six
196   MS Dhoni         244       10140               52.27
195 Sachin Tendulkar 452       21367             109.57
190 Sourav Ganguly  300       15416               81.14
148  Yuvraj Singh       268       9547               64.51
136 Virender Sehwag 245       7929              58.30
120 Suresh Raina       192         5938             49.48

Captain                                6s        Innings    Inns/6
MS Dhoni (India)                 124        169          1.36
Ricky Ponting (Australia)      123        220          1.79
Sourav Ganguly (India)        115        143          1.24
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 111          82          0.74
Brendon McCullum (NZ)      82          59          0.72

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Dhoni also became the fifth Indian to complete 9000 ODI runs during his knock. Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Mohammed Azharuddin reached the milestone before Dhoni.

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