Kohli’s 50th ODI Century in World Cup Semi-Final
In the semi-final match of the World Cup against New Zealand, Virat Kohli achieved his 50th ODI century, a milestone reached in Mumbai. This remarkable feat was accomplished in the 42nd over, courtesy of Lockie Ferguson’s bowling. Kohli’s impressive innings included eight boundaries and a six.
First Knockout Stage Century
This century marked Kohli’s first in the knockout stage of the Cricket World Cup. In addition, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in a single World Cup edition during the 34th over of the Indian innings.
Third World Cup Century
This was Kohli’s third century of the tournament, having previously scored centuries against Bangladesh and South Africa. His century against Bangladesh was instrumental in a successful chase in Pune, while his second century laid the groundwork for a match-winning total against South Africa at Eden Gardens.
International Career and First ODI Century
Kohli embarked on his international career in 2008, making his debut in the ODI format. His first ODI century was scored against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in December 2009.
Fifth World Cup Century
This was Kohli’s fifth century in the Cricket World Cup. His first World Cup century was scored in his debut match against Bangladesh in Mirpur. He scored his next century against Pakistan in Adelaide, with the remaining centuries scored in the 2023 edition.
Top Form in the Cricket World Cup
Kohli has demonstrated exceptional form in the latest Cricket World Cup. His first four centuries all contributed to India’s victories, and his fifth century is steering India towards a formidable total against New Zealand.