Kohli overtakes Sangakkara to become third-highest run-scorer in ODI World Cup history

India’s Virat Kohli overtook Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara to become the third-highest run-scorer in Men’s ODI World Cup history during his side’s match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

Published : Nov 05, 2023 16:44 IST , CHENNAI - 1 MIN READ

India’s Virat Kohli celebrates scoring fifty runs during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between India and South Africa.
India’s Virat Kohli celebrates scoring fifty runs during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between India and South Africa. | Photo Credit: AP
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India’s Virat Kohli celebrates scoring fifty runs during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between India and South Africa. | Photo Credit: AP

India’s Virat Kohli overtook Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara to become the third-highest run-scorer in Men’s ODI World Cup history during his side’s match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

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Kohli, who turned 35 on Sunday, is now only behind compatriot Sachin Tendulkar and Australia’s Ricky Ponting.

During his knock against South Africa, Kohli became only the fourth batter to cross 1500 runs in the ODI World Cup.

Earlier, Kohli became the 17th batter to score 500 or more in a men’s ODI World Cup. He is only the third Indian to achieve the feat, after Tendulkar who has done it twice - and Rohit Sharma.

The right-handed batter also became the third to breach the 500-run mark in this World Cup, after South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra.

Kohli also became only the second batter, after Tendulkar, to score 6000 runs in ODIs in India.

Top run-scorers in Men’s ODI World Cup

Name Innings Runs Average Highest
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 44 2278 56.95 152
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 42 1743 45.86 140*
Virat Kohli (IND) 34 1571 58.18 107
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 35 1532 56.74 124
Rohit Sharma (IND) 25 1420 61.73 140
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