Virat Kohli Achieves Milestone: Smashes Record 50th ODI Century in World Cup Semifinal Clash Against New Zealand, Surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s Dual World Records
Virat Kohli Makes Cricket History: Secures 50th ODI Century to Surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s World Records in World Cup 2023 Semi-Final Against New Zealand.
In the World Cup 2023 Semi-Final at Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli masterful innings break the semi-final jinx and propel India to victory over New Zealand. Kohli surpasses his idol Sachin Tendulkar, smashing three records with an incredible batting display of brilliance. India’s captain Rohit Sharma leads the charge with a dominant performance in the powerplay in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup Semi-Final.
Even though Rohit Sharma got off to a fast start, his exciting innings ended in the eighth over when he was removed after amassing an outstanding 47 off 29 balls. As per the custom of building upon the groundwork established by openers Shubman Gill and Rohit, the team’s best batsman, Virat Kohli, took on the position of an anchor. With a stunning half-century in 59 balls against the powerful New Zealand team, the former skipper showed off his class.
With his amazing innings, Kohli creates World Cup history.
Kohli outperforms Tendulkar in the 2023 World Cup, breaking the Master Blaster’s record of seven half-centuries set in the 2003 tournament with his eighth fifty-plus innings. In the 2003 World Cup, Tendulkar needed 11 innings to achieve the same milestone as Kohli, who completed the legendary accomplishment in just 10 innings.
Following his 72nd half-century in One Day Internationals, Kohli set his sights on matching Tendulkar’s historic mark at the 2023 World Cup. After forming a strong alliance with Gill—who sadly had to leave the game hurt in the twenty-third over—Kohli teamed up with the fearsome Shreyas Iyer to lead India toward a difficult total at the Wankhede Stadium.
Tendulkar’s 20-Year World Cup Record Reign is ended by Kohli!
With ease, Virat Kohli made history by taking a single off Glenn Phillips in the third delivery of the 33rd over, to deafening applause. The former captain of India broke Tendulkar’s record in the 2023 World Cup, amassing more than 674 runs. The Little Master had set a record of 673 runs in the 2003 edition when Sourav Ganguly’s team advanced to the ICC competition final. In the 36th over, Kohli, having just broken Tendulkar’s dual records, reached the anxious nineties.
Twelve years after the iconic lift, at Wankhede, Kohli surpasses Sachin’s milestone.
In a poetic turn of events, Virat Kohli, who twelve years ago carried his hero Sachin Tendulkar on his shoulders, accomplished a historic victory at Wankhede Stadium. In the World Cup semi-final, Kohli celebrated his 35th birthday by scoring a century that tied the record against South Africa. This was his third century in the ODI format. Kohli is the most prolific player in ODI cricket history with over 100 hundreds.
In the 41st over of the Indian innings, former captain of India Virat Kohli became the first player to score 50 ODI hundreds in a momentous moment reminiscent of Tendulkar’s swansong in the 2011 World Cup. After the 2011 World Cup final, Sachin, who scored century No. 49 in his 451st ODI innings, was once carried on Kohli’s shoulders. In his 279th innings, the daring hitter accomplished this incredible milestone, cemented his place in cricket history.
A look back at Kohli’s incredible World Cup performance
At 117 off 113 balls, the 35-year-old was removed from the game. In the history of the ODI World Cup semi-finals, Kohli also holds the record for greatest individual score. Speaking of Kohli’s incredible run in the 50-over match, the batting virtuoso also increased his lead in the ICC World Cup 2023 batting charts above Quinton De Kock, Rachin Ravindra, Rohit, and David Warner. The seasoned Indian hitter is the top run scorer in the ICC World Cup 2023, averaging above 100. In the 2023 World Cup, Kohli is also the first hitter to reach the 700-run milestone. At the 2023 World Cup, the Team India talisman has smashed three century and six half-centuries.