Kohli’s extraordinary achievement came in his 67th match in white-ball ICC tournaments, as he, with 2785 runs, surpassed Tendulkar’s impressive record of 2,719 runs in 61 matches.Kohli achieved this milestone with a remarkable batting average of 65.23, complemented by two centuries and 25 half-centuries. Tendulkar, a cricket legend, accumulated over 2,000 runs in white-ball ICC tournaments with an average of 52.28, including seven centuries and 16 fifties.
Most runs for India in ICC limited-over tournaments
|2785 – Virat Kohli (64 Innings)
2719 – Sachin Tendulkar (58)
2422 – Rohit Sharma (64)
1707 – Yuvraj Singh (62)
1671 – Sourav Ganguly (32)
Notably, Kohli also eclipsed Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the most half-centuries (113) by a non-opener in international cricket. This exceptional achievement underscored Kohli’s consistency and ability to perform under pressure.
Most 50+ scores as a non-opener in ODIs
|113 – Virat Kohli
112 – Kumar Sangakkara
109 – Ricky Ponting
102 – Jacques Kallis
Along with his personal records, the dynamic partnership of 165 runs between Kohli and KL Rahul not only propelled India to victory but also established a new record for India against Australia in World Cup matches. This partnership was not only India’s best against Australia for any wicket in a World Cup game but also their third-best for the fourth wicket in ODIs against Australia.
Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (AFP Photo)
Highest partnerships for 4th wickets or below for India in World Cup
|196* – MS Dhoni & SK Raina vs ZIM, Auckland, 2015
165 – V Kohli & KL Rahul vs AUS, Chennai, 2023
142 – VG Kambli & NS Sidhu vs ZIM, Kanpur, 1996
141 – A Jadeja & RR Singh vs AUS, The Oval, 1999
India vs Australia match witnessed a remarkable turnaround as the hosts, recovering from a precarious position of 3 wickets for just 2 runs, successfully chased down a target of 200, securing a historic victory with six wickets in hand. This remarkable comeback showcased India’s resilience and set a new benchmark for the lowest score from which any team has gone on to win a men’s ODI.
Lowest score at fall of 3rd wkt to win an ODI match
|2 – India vs AUS, Chennai, 2023
4 – India vs ZIM, Adelaide, 2004
4 – Sri Lanka vs BAN, Mirpur, 2009
5 – Sri Lanka vs NZ, Dhaka, 1998
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(With IANS inputs)