New Delhi, October 28: Indian run machine Virat Kohli on Saturday scored his 38th ODI ton but it went in vain as a disciplined West Indies came back strongly to win the third One-day International by 43 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
Chasing a healthy 284, India looked on course with Kohli belting an excellent 107 off 119 balls, his third consecutive century of the series, and opener Shikhar Dhawan scoring 35 before a middle order collapse, coupled with some disciplined bowling bundled the hosts out for 240 in 47.4 overs.
After his 3rd consecutive century in the series, Kohli became the first Indian and 10th overall to score three successive hundreds in the 50-over format, this list is topped by former Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara with four centuries.
The Indian team will play its 4th match of the series on Monday to equal the series before going to the last ODI as the decider.
If Virat's personal record to be taken, he could also surpass Sangakkara with 4th ton as per the form he has been in the series so far.
Sangakkara who has already retired from limited-overs cricket after having played 404 ODIs and scoring 14234 runs at 41.98 with 25 hundreds and 93 half-centuries.
While Virat has played 214 ODIs scoring 10183 runs so far with 38 centuries and 48 half centuries.
Virat's second century in the series smashed Tendulkar's record to become the fastest cricketer to score 10,000 runs in ODI cricket just in 205 innings.
Virat is just 29 years now and it is no doubt with this form he may play for the next 4-5 years and we could see every record getting beaten by the Indian skipper
With IANS & PTI Inputs