Virat Kohli's Historic World Cup Milestone: A Sedate Fifty in Delhi vs Afghanistan Sets New Record

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Virat Kohli’s Historic World Cup Milestone: A Sedate Fifty in Delhi vs Afghanistan Sets New Record

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Virat Kohli’s Record-Breaking Performance Propels India to an 8-Wicket Victory Over Afghanistan

In a stunning display of skill, Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 55 runs, securing India’s dominant 8-wicket win against Afghanistan. Kohli’s sedate yet impressive innings in his hometown of Delhi marked another record-breaking moment. Prior to this, Rohit Sharma blazed a trail with his explosive 131-run knock from just 84 balls.

Former Indian captain Virat Kohli continues his record-breaking spree in International Cricket. After delivering an exceptional 85-run performance under challenging conditions against Australia, the batting maestro notched up yet another fifty in the second encounter against Afghanistan. Kohli, with his composed 55 off 56 balls, guided the Indian team to victory while setting a new record in World Cups.

Kohli’s 55-run contribution elevated him to the pinnacle of the list of highest run-scorers in both ODI and T20 World Cups. Prior to the Afghanistan match, Kohli had amassed 2,256 runs in both formats of the World Cup, needing only 23 runs to surpass his batting predecessor, Sachin Tendulkar. The 34-year-old reached this milestone in style by scoring a boundary off Azmatullah when he was at 19, now boasting a total of 2,311 runs in both formats of the World Cup.

Leading Run-Scorers in ICC World Cups (ODI and T20I combined)

  1. Virat Kohli – 2,311
  2. Sachin Tendulkar – 2,278
  3. Kumar Sangakkara – 2,193
  4. Chris Gayle – 2,151
  5. Mahela Jayawardene – 2,116

Kohli’s remarkable achievements in India’s home World Cup do not stop here. During India’s tense pursuit of 200 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, his 85-run performance propelled him to new heights. Kohli surpassed Sachin in the list of top run-scorers in ICC limited-overs tournaments, accumulating 2,840 runs. He also overtook the Master Blaster in the list of most runs scored in successful run-chases in ODIs during the Australia game.

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