Published: Sat, October 27, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Bravo says 'bye' - Veteran retires from international cricket

Bravo says 'bye' - Veteran retires from international cricket

Indian captain Kohli took only 205, becoming the 13th cricketer to reach 10,000 runs during the second ODI in Visakhapatnam.

India lead the two matches series 1-0, after the second match in Vizag on Wednesday ended in a tie.

Hope and Ashley Nurse (5) managed to get nine runs from the first five deliveries before Hope slashed the last ball of the match of the game to the point boundary to seal the tie. India spent too many runs in the death overs and this would be the main area where Kohli would ask his team to work on.

This was Hope's second century in this form of the game, the unbeaten 123-run knock coming at a crucial juncture. Kohli (11 innings) also became the fastest to reach 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year, surpassing Hashim Amla (15 innings) to the feat. "Lovely partnership between both those guys but the way two teams played it was a fair result", Indian captain Virat Kohli said after the match.

Nicknamed "King Kohli", the prolific run-getter was dropped on 44 by his opposite number Jason Holder off debutant Obed McCoy and made full use of the reprieve.

Kohli´s fresh heroics came at the back of his 140 in India´s opening win on Sunday.

Kohli took a single off Nurse to eclipse the 10,000-run mark, before going on to score a hundred with a boundary off Marlon Samuels.

In 164 One Day Internationals, Bravo scored 2,968 runs at an average of 25.36.

And his campaign in the ongoing Regional Super50 has been less than stellar, with just 69 runs and seven wickets in five outings, putting in doubt any participation in next year's World Cup.

It was striving to make the game "a unique experience not only for the cricketers of both the teams but for the cricket insane Mumbaikars as well", the CCI said.

Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar were rested from the two-Test series against the West Indies to prevent excessive workload ahead of the World Cup next year. The hosts had won the first match in Guwahati.

The third ODI will be played at Pune on Saturday.

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