CWC 2023 Seminal India Vs New Zealand: Interesting facts and records of Indian innings

Virat Kohli (711 runs) has become the batsman who has scored the most runs in a World Cup. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s 20 year old record. Tendulkar had scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup.

Virat Kohli left Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara behind in scoring the most 50+ runs in international cricket. Sangakkara has scored 50+ runs 216 times, while Virat has achieved this feat for the 217th time. Virat has now reached the level of Australian batsman Ricky Ponting (217 times). Sachin Tendulkar is on top in this matter. His highest is 264.

Virat Kohli has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar in terms of most number of 50 plus runs scored in an edition of the World Cup. Virat has scored 50+ runs eight times in this World Cup, while Sachin Tendulkar scored 7 times in the 2003 World Cup and Shakib Al Hasan scored 50+ runs 7 times in the 2019 World Cup.

600 sixes have been completed in the current World Cup. Indian batsman Shreyas Iyer hit his 600th six off the ball of Rachin Ravindra.

Virat Kohli made his best score in the knockout of the ODI World Cup when he took the 36th run. Earlier, Kohli had scored 35 runs on 43 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup final.

Virat Kohli (13794 runs) has become the third top run scorer in ODI cricket. He left Australia’s Ricky Ponting behind. Virat left Ponting behind as soon as he took his 28th run in the semi-final against New Zealand. Ponting has 13704 runs in his name in 375 ODIs. Kohli has left this record behind in the 291st match. Only Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara (14234 runs) and India’s Sachin Tendulkar (18426 runs) are ahead of Kohli.

Virat Kohli became the third batsman for India to score more than 600 runs in a World Cup season. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar had done this in 2003 and Rohit Sharma in 2019.

Rohit Sharma has become the batsman who has scored the most sixes in a single season of the World Cup. He has hit 28 sixes in the current season. Rohit broke the record of Caribbean batsman Chris Gayle. Gayle had hit 26 sixes in the 2015 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma hit 4 sixes in this innings. As soon as he hit his third six, he created a world record for the most number of sixes in the ODI World Cup. Rohit has 51 sixes in his name in the World Cup. He broke the record of West Indies’ Chris Gayle (49 sixes).

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