WC: Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar's record for most ODI centuries
By siliconindia | Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:08:02 AM IST
In India's semi-final match against New Zealand at the World Cup in Mumbai, Kohli scored his 50th ODI century. He achieved this milestone in the 42nd over against Lockie Ferguson, hitting eight fours and one six on the way to scoring 100 runs. This was his first-ever century in the knockout stage of the Cricket World Cup, and it also saw him surpass Tendulkar's record for the most runs scored in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup.
This was Kohli's third ton of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023, having scored centuries against Bangladesh and South Africa in earlier stages of the tournament. His ton against Bangladesh came in a successful chase in Pune. His second century helped set up the foundation of a match-winning total against the Proteas at Eden Gardens.
Virat Kohli started playing international cricket in 2008, and he made his debut in the ODI format. It was in December 2009 when he scored his first century against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, which was a significant moment in his career. Overall he has scored a total of five centuries in the Cricket World Cup.
His first World Cup hundred came in his very first game in the tournament. This was against Bangladesh in Mirpur. The next arrived against arch-rivals Pakistan in Adelaide. The rest have come in the 2023 edition. Kohli has shown top form during his latest outing in the Cricket World Cup. He has scored 711 runs at an average of 101.57 in 10 innings. His first four Cricket World Cup hundreds have all come in India wins, and his fifth helped India finish at 397/4 against New Zealand.
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