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World Cup 2023: Kohli slams 50th ODI ton, betters Sachin’s record of most runs in single edition

The ace batter has scored more than 700 runs in the ongoing edition of the World Cup, becoming the first man on the planet to achieve the feat.

Kolkata, Nov 06 (ANI): India’s Virat Kohli raises his bat as he completes his century during the match against South Africa in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. This is his 49th ODI century which helped him equal the former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of ODI centuries. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

ACE India batter Virat Kohli on Wednesday (15) authored his 50th century in one-day internationals, the most by any batter in the game’s history. He eclipsed legendary former Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 tons in the same format.

The 35-year-old, who equalled Tendulkar’s tons against South Africa in the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 in Kolkata on November 5, set the new milestone in the tournament’s first semi-final against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It was Kohli’s 80th international century, the second highest only after Tendulkar who has 100.

He eventually fell for 117 off 113 runs when he was caught by Devon Conway at deep square leg off the bowling of Tim Southee. India were set to post a massive total against the Black Caps after their captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat.

En route to his record century, Kohli also became the batter with most runs in a single World Cup, again eclisping Tendulkar’s 673 scored in the 2023 edition played in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya. He has now scored more than 700 runs in the current edition with three hundreds and five half centuries.

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