Kohli breaks Miandad’s 26-year-old record

Port of Spain: Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma during the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad on Aug 11, 2019.

Port of Spain,  India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday surpassed Pakistan great Javed Miandad to become the highest run-scorer against the West Indies in ODI cricket.

Kohli needed 19 runs before the start of the second ODI against the West Indies here to surpass Miandad’s tally of 1,930 runs against the two-time World Cup winners.

Miandad played his last ODI against the Windies in 1993. Miandad took 64 innings to reach his tally while Kohli has taken just 34 innings to surpass that.

India won the toss and chose to bat first in Port of Spain. Opener Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed by Oshane Thomas off the third ball of the first over and so Kohli was put in to bat early. He and Rohit Sharma have since taken control of the innings as India surpassed the 50-run mark in the 10th over.