Virat Kohli’s 50th ODI Century: India’s star batsman Virat Kohli created history by scoring his 50th ODI century in the World Cup 2023 semi-final against India vs New Zealand. He has become the highest century scorer in ODI cricket. He has broken the record of great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin scored 49 centuries in his career. Let us tell you that this is Kohli’s third century in the current tournament. He equaled Sachin’s 49th century by scoring 101 runs against South Africa.
Apart from this, Kohli broke another great record of Sachin in the semi-final. He has become the highest run-scorer in a single edition of the World Cup. Sachin added 673 runs in World Cup 2023 and now Kohli has crossed this figure. After Sachin, the list includes former Australia opener Matthew Hayden (659, World Cup 2007), captain Rohit Sharma (648, World Cup 2019) and Kangaroos opener David Warner (647, World Cup 2019).
It is worth mentioning that India won the toss and elected to bat first against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Rohit and Shubman Gill shared a partnership of 72 runs for the first wicket. Rohit scored 47 runs in 29 balls with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes. Gill retired hurt after scoring 79 off 65 balls. He hit 8 fours and 3 sixes. Gill added 93 runs with Kohli. After this, Kohli and Shreyas Iyer took the charge strongly. Kohli scored a century in 106 balls with the help of 8 fours and one six. He completed his century with a double off the fourth ball of the 44th over bowled by Lockie Ferguson.