Virat Kohli became the first batter to hit 700 runs in a single World Cup edition during India’s semifinal against New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Sachin Tendulkar has the next best run haul in the quadrennial tournament with 673 runs in nine innings in 2003. Kohli also bettered the Master Blaster’s record of 49 ODI hundreds during the innings.
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Kohli became just the sixth batter to cross 600 runs in a World Cup edition. His previous best was 443 runs during the 2019 edition.
His end came on 117 against Tim Southee after his flick on the on side was caught at deep square leg. After the innings, Kohli had 711 runs in 10 innings at an average of 101.57.
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