Virat Kohli will walk out to bat against New Zealand in the World Cup semifinal in Mumbai on Wednesday with a task at hand.
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In an otherwise illustrious career, which has seen him equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI centuries, the only blemish is Kohli’s lack of runs in World Cup knockouts.
Kohli played his first semifinal against Pakistan in 2011, where he scored nine runs off 20 balls before holing out to the point fielder off Wahab Riaz.
In 2015, against Australia, Kohli faced a bouncer from Mitchell Johnson and could not play the pull shot in time. The ball took the top edge and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin collected the catch.
In his third semfinal appearance in 2019, Kohli was undone by an in-swinging delivery from Trent Boult and was trapped leg-before.
Virat Kohli in ODI World Cup semifinals
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