Virat Kohli has created history in the first semi-final match being played against New Zealand at Wankhede ground. Virat has become the first player in the history of ODI cricket to score 50 centuries and also has become the batsman who has scored the most runs in a single season of the World Cup. The former Indian captain has shattered both the world records of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. With this, Kohli has gone ahead of Ricky Ponting in terms of scoring the most runs in ODIs.
Virat Kohli has completed his century on 110 balls. As soon as he completes this century, he will leave Sachin behind and become the player who has scored the most 50 centuries in ODIs.
After scoring 100 in the semi-final match against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kohli scored 674 runs, thus surpassing Sachin Tendulkar's 673 runs in the 2003 ODI World Cup in South Africa.
The former Indian captain achieved the feat in just 10 innings, one less than the 11 innings achieved by Tendulkar 20 years ago. Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden is at third place in this illustrious list, having scored 659 runs during the title win in the Caribbean in 2007.
|No.||Player||Team||Matches||No. of centuries|
|5||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||445||28|