Virat Kohli brings up his 31st ton in his 200th ODI, sets Twittersphere on fire!

It will be a difficult ask for the visitors to reach the target of 280

Indian skipper Virat Kohli brings up his 31st century in his 200th One Day International and that has set the social space on fire. Earlier in the day, India won the toss and opted to bat first on a Wankhede wicket. India lost its openers early, but Virat Kohli walked to a rapturous ovation. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli was playing his 200th ODI. Virat Kohli lost Rohit Sharma early but then forged a partnership with Dinesh Karthik to bring the ship back on track. Virat Kohli is at the top of the tree when it comes to highest runs after 200 ODIs, Kohli is ahead of AB De Villiers in this race. Truly, an elite club to be a part off. Ironically, AB is the only other cricketer to score a ton in his 200th ODI. He also went past Ricky Ponting, who has 30 centuries.

This is a big feat for any cricketer at such an early age. Dinesh Karthik was out for 37, just when he was looking to shift gears. It was Bhuvi in the end who stuck around with Kohli to allow him to get to the magical figure. India will be looking to score a total of 280 to put up a decent fight against the Kiwis who are no pushovers.

Virat Kohli was finally out in the final over for 121. India ended their innings at 280. The Kiwis will need 281 to win.