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Kohli records his 50th hundred but Shami steals the show with best figures

Last updated on 15 Nov 2023 | 01:51 PM
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Kohli records his 50th hundred but Shami steals the show with best figures

It was a record-breaking day for two Indian superstars. Kohli went past Sachin Tendulkar & Shami became the first Indian with a 7-fer

Virat 'King' Kohli has all but become the G.O.A.T in ODIs. He’s not only went past Sachin Tendulkar's century count, he’s also broken the Little Master’s record for most runs in a World Cup Edition.  

The first semi-final of the 2023 World Cup was lit up by centuries from Kohli and Shreyas Iyer after Rohit Sharma's early exploits. Here are a few stats from the first 50 overs.

Kohli's 50th ODI ton

-Kohli now has the most ODI hundreds, going past Sachin's count of 49. 

-Kohli went past Sachin's record of 673 runs in 2003 in this match. He now has 711 runs, the most by a batter in a WC edition. 

-This was Kohli's sixth ton in 2023, making it the third ODI year with six or more tons for the right-hander, the most by a batter. He had scored six tons in both 2017 & 2018.

-Kohli now has 13794 runs, the third-most for a batter in ODIs. In Mumbai, he went past Ricky Ponting's tally of 13704 runs. 

-This was Kohli's eighth 50+ score in World Cup 2023, the most for a batter in an edition. 

Rohit registers 50 sixes in WC

-Rohit became the first batter in World Cups to hit 50 sixes. He went past Gayle's tally of 49 sixes. 

-Rohit has hit 28 sixes this edition, again the most for a batter in a WC. Gayle, in 2015, had hit 26 sixes, the previous best.

-21 of those 28 sixes have come in the first ten overs, which is also the most for a batter in a WC edition in this phase (since 1999). 

Iyer registers back-to-back centuries

-Shreyas became the third Indian batter to record consecutive centuries in the World Cup. Rohit in 2019 had three in succession, and Rahul Dravid had two in 1999. 

-His hundred came in just 67 balls, the third fastest by an Indian in the WC. KL Rahul, in the previous match, had registered a century in 62 balls against the Netherlands, the quickest. Earlier in the tournament, Rohit, against Afghanistan, reached the landmark in 63 balls, the second-fastest.

-His innings consisted of eight sixes, which is the most for an Indian batter in a WC innings. Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka in 1999 & Yuvraj Singh against Bermuda in 2007 had hit seven sixes. 

Shami registers the best spell for an Indian

-The right-arm pacer ended with a spell of 7/57 against New Zealand in the first semi-final, the best-ever spell by an Indian in ODIs

-His spell was also the best for any bowler in a WC knockout game. Previously, Garry Gilmour, in the 1975 semi-final against England, had figures of 6/14.

-Shami has three five-wicket-hauls to his name in this World Cup, the most for a bowler in an edition. 

-Overall, he has four five-fors, the most by a bowler in the World Cup, going past Mitchell Starc’s three. 

-Shami became the first bowler to bag multiple five-wicket-hauls against the same team in a single edition of the WC. 

-Only two bowlers have picked up two or more five-fors against the same opposition in WC, and both bowlers have achieved it against New Zealand. Starc in 2015 and 2019, and Shami’s both in this WC. 

-Shami has 23 wickets in six innings this World Cup, the most for an Indian bowler in a WC edition. 

-To go with his three five-fors, Shami has a four-wicket haul against England (4/22). In total, he has four number four-wicket-hauls in this WC, the joint-most for a bowler in an edition of WC. Starc in 2019 and Shahid Afridi in 2011 are the other two bowlers to achieve this feat. 

-Shami registered his 50th wicket on his 975th ball and the 17th World Cup match. In both terms, he is the quickest to the landmark in WC. Starc had reached the milestone in his 19th match and on his 941st ball.  

A high for the team

-India's total of 397/4 is the highest by a team in a knockout game in ODIs (final, semi-final, quarter-final). New Zealand held the previous highest against West Indies in 2015 - 393/6. 

-In this innings, Indian batters hit 19 sixes, their joint-most in an ODI innings. Against Australia in 2013 in Bengaluru & against the same team in Indore earlier this year, they had hit 19. 

-In ODIs against New Zealand, only Australia (408/9) in 2015 in Birmingham had a higher total than India today. 

-This was India’s 25th ODI win of the year, their most in a calendar year in this format. They had won 24 in 1998

Other stats

-Tim Southee, earlier today, became the first bowler in ODIs to concede 100+ runs in an innings twice.

-The last time Kiwi bowlers went wicket-less in the middle overs (11-40) of a completed game (50-over on both sides) was in 2017, incidentally versus India. 

-Centuries <=70 balls in World Cup: Eight before the start of this World Cup || 9 in this World Cup alone.

-KL Rahul has 16 dismissals as a wicket-keeper in this WC, the joint-most alongside Rahul Dravid in 2003 in a WC edition.

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