Virat Kohli Surpasses Sachin Tendulkar with 50th ODI Ton in World Cup Semifinal

In a historic moment at the Wankhede Stadium, Virat Kohli etched his name in cricket history by surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar with his 50th ODI century during the Cricket World Cup 2023 semifinal against New Zealand. Kohli’s flawless innings, consisting of 8 boundaries and a six, propelled him to the milestone in 106 balls, marking a record-breaking feat.

Adding to his accolades, Kohli secured another World Cup record by amassing the most runs in a single edition, eclipsing Tendulkar’s previous feat. With an unbeaten 674 runs in the current World Cup, Kohli stands as the leading run-scorer in a single edition of the prestigious tournament.


In addition to his individual brilliance, Kohli achieved the highest number of 50-plus scores in a World Cup edition, notching up eight impressive performances in the ongoing competition. This remarkable feat places him at the pinnacle of consistency in World Cup batting.

The toss favored Rohit Sharma, who elected to bat against New Zealand, setting the stage for a challenging encounter. As both teams remained unchanged, the anticipation for an enthralling semifinal clash continued to build at the iconic Wankhede venue.



– Rohit Sharma (capt)
– Shubman Gill
– Virat Kohli
– Shreyas Iyer
– KL Rahul (wkt)
– Suryakumar Yadav
– Ravindra Jadeja
– Jasprit Bumrah
– Kuldeep Yadav
– Mohammed Shami
– Mohammed Siraj

New Zealand

– Devon Conway
– Rachin Ravindra
– Kane Williamson (capt)
– Daryl Mitchell
– Tom Latham (wkt)
– Glenn Phillips
– Mark Chapman
– Mitchell Santner
– Tim Southee
– Lockie Ferguson
– Trent Boult