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Mumbai cricket body felicitates Virat Kohli for 200th ODI appearance

The felicitation took place after the conclusion of the first ODI between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium. Virat Kohli scored a century.

india vs new zealand 2017 Updated: Oct 22, 2017 22:33 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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India captain Virat Kohli celebrates his century against New Zealand in Mumbai on Sunday.(Reuters)

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli was felicitated by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) after the first ODI between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. (India vs New Zealand blog | Scorecard)

The announcement was made by the president of the Mumbai Cricket Association, Ashish Shelar during the match. Kohli completed 200 ODIs and celebrated the landmark with a splendid 121, carrying India to 280 for eight. The Indian captain’s 125-ball knock included nine fours and two sixes.

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However, it was in vain as New Zealand, powered by Tom Latham (103*) and Ross Taylor (95) won by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Virat Kohli went past the Australian Ricky Ponting. He is now only behind Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 49 ODI tons in 463 ODIs.

MCA will also felicitate former Mumbai captains and players on eve of their 500th Ranji Trophy match on November 8.

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Mumbai will face Baroda in Group C at the Wankhede Stadium from November 9. The felicitation ceremony will be held at the Bandra-Kurla Complex on the eve of the clash.

With 41 title wins, Mumbai have a rich history in India’s premier domestic tournament. Mumbai’s previous win in the Ranji Trophy came in the 2015-16 season. They lost to Gujarat in the final of the 2016-17 edition.

First Published: Oct 22, 2017 22:06 IST