ODI World Cup 2023: Virat Kohli goes past plethora of records set by Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand

Virat Kohli sets new records on the day of his record-breaking knock during the Semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023 game versus New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday

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Virat Kohli became the first batter in the history of ODI Cricket to score 50 centuries. The former Indian skipper achieved this feat during the 1st semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2023 game versus New Zealand. What made this feat more special was the fact that it was achieved in Mumbai in front of his idol Sachin Tendulkar.

The Indian Cricket Team posted a huge 397 runs on the board thanks to centuries from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. 28-year-old Shreyas Iyer joined a select group of players to score centuries in successive ODI World Cup matches. 

Earlier in the day, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first. The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai has been known for huge scores being put up on the board in recent times. Both the captains went into the game with an unchanged side.

Virat Kohli breaks age-old records set by Sachin Tendulkar –

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli scripted history on Wednesday during his innings of 117 runs from 113 balls. The 35-year-old went past the 49 ODI centuries scored by Sachin Tendulkar and became the first player to score 50 ODI centuries.

Virat Kohli also became the first player to score fifty or above scores on 8 occasions. The previous record was held by Sachin Tendulkar who had seven 50 or fifty-plus scores during the 2003 World Cup held in South Africa.

The biggest record broken by Virat Kohli was when the most runs scored in the history of ODI World Cup history. Sachin Tendulkar had scored 673 runs for India during the 2003 edition.

Virat Kohli when he moved to 80 went past the 673 run mark to create a new record for himself. The 35-year-old now has 711 runs from 10 games during the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament for India.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India yet another fast start as they added 71 runs for the 1st wicket in just 8.2 overs. The Indian skipper fell to Southee after scoring 47 runs from 29 balls with four boundaries and 4 sixes.

Shubman Gill was not out on 80 off 66 balls after he had retired hurt due to cramps early in the game. The 24-year-old hit 8 fours and 3 sixes in his knock as he came back out to help India reach 397/4 from their 50 overs.

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