Cricket Record 50th ODI century for Virat Kohli

Cricket Record 50th ODI century for Virat Kohli India vs New Zealand Live Score, World Cup Semi-Final: Kohli falls after historic 50th ODI ton, Iyer eyeing century now

Nov 15, 2023 - 18:10
Nov 15, 2023 - 22:33

Most ODI hundreds:
50 - Virat Kohli
49 - Sachin Tendulkar
31 - Rohit Sharma
30 - Ricky Ponting
28 - Sanath Jayasuriya

Ferguson to Kohli, 2 runs, record 50th ODI century for Virat KING Kohli! He has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar. Not only does he reach this remarkable landmark in front of his cricketing idol, but he's also done it at the same venue where he carried the great man on his shoulders after the 2011 WC triumph. He's also bowing down to Tendulkar now. 135.1kph, Kohli whips it away to deep backward square leg and comes back for the second. Jumps and punches the air in delight after completing the second run. He was on his knees. But every sinew in his body wanted this. The entire population of India wanted this. The helmet comes off and he raises his hands before bowing down. SRT, in reply, stands and applauds. The star batsman gets flying kisses from his wife now. The Wankhede has gone berserk and rightly so.. Read More Match info Scorecard

Virat Kohli’s crafty 95 trumped Daryl Mitchell’s rapid 130 as the hosts India beat New Zealand by four wickets in a top-of-the-table meeting at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

Kohli could not complete the chase but was instrumental again as India reached a victory target of 274 with two overs to spare to maintain their unbeaten run in the tournament.

Their fifth successive win put the two-times champions at the top of the table, followed by the 2019 runners-up New Zealand who suffered their first defeat of this year’s tournament

Mitchell smashed a rapid hundred but New Zealand struggled late on and were all out for 273 in exactly 50 overs. Mitchell forged a 159-run partnership with Rachin Ravindra (75) before India’s bowlers applied the brake. Mohammed Shami led the spirited bowling effort, claiming five for 54 in his first match of the tournament

The skipper, Rohit Sharma (46), led India from a rollicking start but it was Kohli's fourth 50-plus score in five innings that helped the hosts to victory. "It's a good start to the tournament but our work is half done," Sharma said. "At one stage, New Zealand built a big partnership there ... we have to give credit to the bowlers at the back."

Electing to field, India dominated the powerplay department, reducing New Zealand to 34 for two, but later dropped three catches to get their opponents off the hook.

Ravindra had an eventful knock as he survived two lbw reviews and even overturned a caught-behind decision against him. A real remedy came when Ravindra Jadeja dropped the sitter to backward point.

Mitchell also had better luck. KL Rahul dropped him behind the stumps on 59 and later Jasprit Bumrah took a control catch in the deep.

Once Shami dismissed Ravindra, New Zealand scored 205 for three in the 37th over, managing 54 runs in the last 10 overs and losing six wickets.

Sharma hit his effortless four sixes as the hosts posted 71 for no wickets in 10 overs. Locky Ferguson broke the stand with a wide delivery which Sharma pulled onto his stumps. In his next over, Ferguson cut Shubman Gill's promising knock of 26 runs.

India reached 100 for two in the 15th over when heavy fog caused low visibility, forcing the players off the pitch for a while.

After play resumed, Trent Boult bounced out Shreyas Iyer (33) and New Zealand dragged themselves back into the contest with the wickets of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav.

Kohli and Jadeja, who made 39 not out, then combined in a crucial stand to set up India’s victory. Sensing a second successive century, Kohli refused a single but holed out in the very next ball with India on the verge of victory.

“Towards the back 10 overs, we didn’t quite capitalise on the position we were in but credit for India for how they bowled,” the New Zealand captain, Tom Latham, said. “We probably left a few out there.

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