He scored his 27th ODI hundred in 167 innings while Kohli had achieved the milestone in his 169th innings in the first ODI against England on 15 January 2017 in Pune
Indian captain Virat Kohli's record was broken on Saturday by veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla as he went on to become the fastest to reach the milestone of 27 ODI centuries, slamming 108 runs off 120 deliveries in the first ODI against Pakistan at St George's Park in Porth Elizabeth in which Pakistan won the game by five wickets.
Throughout his 108-run knock to overhaul Kohli's record, Amla steadily paced his innings and played cautiously as he laced it with seven boundaries and a six. He scored his 27th ODI hundred in 167 innings while Kohli had achieved the milestone in his 169th innings in the first ODI against England on 15 January 2017 in Pune.
Being a mainstay in South Africa's batting line-up for years now and one of the most consistent batsmen of the modern era, Amla was not at his finest against Sarfraz Ahmed & Co in the first ODI but managed to score another century to help his side post a challenging total.
Congratulations Hashim Amla for your excellent performance in today's ODI match . You need 196 runs in 7 innings to make a record of 8k fastest runs in ODI .👌👌👇#SAvsPAK #Hashimamla pic.twitter.com/AStX8sNgNa— The Mas3 (@TheMas86223039) January 19, 2019
With the help of Amla's 108 and Rassie van der Dussen's 93 off 101 deliveries, South Africa managed to post 266/2 on the board in fifty overs choosing to bat first. Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan picked up a wicket apiece for Pakistan who chased down the target with five balls to spare.
Openers Imam-ul-Haq (86) and Fakhar Zaman (25) posted a 45-run stand for the opening wicket of Pakistan to get off to a strong start. Babar Azam (49) and Mohammad Hafeez (71) then helped Pakistan win. The pick of the bowlers for the hosts was Duanne Olivier as he took two wickets under his belt.
Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series with the 5-wicket win.
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Last Updated Jan 20, 2019, 1:59 PM IST