first_imgIndia skipper Virat Kohli said the tie against West Indies in the second one day international in Vizag was a fair result.India, thanks to Kohli’s unbeaten 157 off 129 deliveries and Ambati Rayudu’s 73, posted a competitive 321/6 on the board after opting to bat at the on Wednesday.In reply, the Windies were rocked early but rode on Shai Hope’s 123 not out and Shimron Hetmyer’s 94 to tie the match against India. Windies required 14 from the last over but they scored 13 including a four off the last ball to finish on 321/7.Vizag ODI: Match Report | Highlights | As it happened | PhotosIndia continue to lead the five-match series 1-0 thanks to their 8-wicket victory in the first ODI in Guwahati.”It was a great game of cricket, great to be part of it. Full house and credit to the West Indies team as well, they showed great heart. Specially in the second innings, when they got stuck in despite being three down. Beautiful partnership between both those guys but the way two teams played it was a fair result,” Kohli said at the post match presentation ceremony.Also Read – Virat Kohli hits 37th ODI hundred to celebrate entry into elite 10,000-run clubPROUD MOMENT Virat Kohli remained not out on 157 in the second ODI vs West Indies at Visakhapatnam (AP Photo)Kohli also said that he was a “proud” man after becoming the fastest batsman to breach the 10,000-run mark in the ODIs on Wednesday.En route his 37th hundred, Kohli broke a plethora of records. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs.advertisementKohli became the 13th overall and fifth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (18426), Sourav Ganguly (11221) and Rahul Dravid (10768) to reach the elite club. MS Dhoni has also scored over 10000 ODI runs (10143) but only 9969 of those have been scored for India. The other 174 runs came for Asia XI.Also read – Keep the runs flowing: Sachin Tendulkar welcomes Virat Kohli to Club 10,000″Personally, I’m pretty proud of my innings and my milestone,” an elated Kohli said.Kohli needed 81 to reach 10,000 ODI runs and the world’s number one batsman in Tests and ODIs pushed Ashley Nurse for a single to add another feather to his illustrious cap.Not just that, Kohli also completed 1000 ODI runs in a calendar for the sixth time.Also Read – In my eyes Virat Kohli is already a legend, says Harbhajan SinghHe became the quickest to score 1000 ODI runs in a calendar year as he managed the feat in just 11 innings and surpassed the record held jointly by him and Hashim Amla with 15.The India captain also defended his decision to bat first after winning the toss despite the dew factor in the second innings.”It’s something we decided pre-game, everyone wanted to bat first as it was hot and humid. But in hindsight, in big tournaments like World Cup or Champions Trophy, we might be batting first and we have to embrace everything that comes our way. The pitch was drastically different in the first and the second innings. We were looking at 275-280 but then I got going and we got those 30-40 runs extra. We put up a challenge in front of us today and luckily we got the draw, we will take it at the end of the day,” he said.BOTH TEAMS PLAYED WELL”I’m sure everyone enjoyed and the Windies deserved a draw at least and I think we did well to sneak in a draw.”Kohli also had a word of praise for centurion Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer.”I have been watching Shai for a while now. He played that brilliant knock against England when they were chasing in the fourth innings. Hetmyer as well, credit to him. Hats-off to their strokeplay. I want to congratulate Shai on his hundred,” he signed off.The third ODI between India and the Windies will be played in Pune on Saturday.last_img read more