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Milestones achieved by Chase Master Virat Kohli during IND vs NZ World Cup 2023 Clash

Discover the impressive milestones achieved by Chase Master Virat Kohli during the thrilling IND vs NZ World Cup 2023 clash. Dive into the record-breaking statistics and achievements of this exceptional cricketer.

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Virat Kohli headed back to pavilion after playing match-wining knock of 95 runs during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs New Zealand 21st Match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala

In the thrilling encounter between India and New Zealand in Match 21 of the ICC men's ODI World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli showcased his exceptional skills and guided his team to a memorable four-wicket victory. Despite a challenging target of 274, Kohli remained composed and led the charge with his exquisite batting. Along the way, he achieved three significant milestones, solidifying his status as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. This article delves into these milestones and explores the impact of Kohli's performance on the match.

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1. Fourth-Highest Run-Getter in ODIs

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Since his ODI debut in 2008, Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the all-time greats in the format. His ability to adapt to different match situations and accumulate runs consistently has earned him numerous accolades. During the match against New Zealand, Kohli surpassed the legendary Sanath Jayasuriya to become the fourth-highest run-getter in one-day internationals.

Kohli's relentless pursuit of excellence has resulted in an impressive tally of 13,437 runs at an average of 58.16 across 274 ODI innings. His mastery of the 50-over format stems from his ability to settle in before dominating the proceedings. With this achievement, Kohli's legacy as a prolific run-scorer continues to grow.


2. First Player to Reach 3,000 Runs in White-Ball ICC Matches

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Virat Kohli's brilliance extends beyond regular ODI matches. He has consistently performed on the grandest stages of white-ball cricket, earning him the distinction of being the first player to score 3,000 runs in white-ball ICC matches. This remarkable feat encompasses his performances in the ICC men's T20 World Cup, the ICC men's ODI World Cup, and the ICC men's Champions Trophy.

Known for his ability to rise to the occasion in high-pressure encounters, Kohli has amassed 3,054 runs across 68 limited-over ICC tournament innings. His average of 67.86 in these matches reflects his ability to excel consistently against the best teams in the world. Among his white-ball ICC runs, Kohli has scored 1,384 in ODI World Cups, 529 in Champions Trophy matches, and 1,141 in T20 World Cup matches.


3. Most 50+ Scores in International Wins for India

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Virat Kohli's contributions to India's victories have been nothing short of extraordinary. In the match against New Zealand, Kohli added another feather to his cap by registering the most 50+ scores in international wins for India. His knock of 95 runs was the 137th instance where he scored over 50 runs and India emerged victorious. This achievement surpasses the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record in the same category.

Throughout his career, Sachin Tendulkar accumulated 136 scores of 50 or more in India's international victories. Kohli's ability to consistently perform in crucial matches and contribute significantly to his team's success sets him apart as a modern-day legend. Although he narrowly missed out on a well-deserved century against New Zealand, Kohli's hunger for success remains undeterred.


Conclusion

Virat Kohli's masterclass in the 2023 World Cup match against New Zealand showcased his exceptional batting skills and ability to achieve significant milestones. Surpassing Sanath Jayasuriya in the list of all-time highest run-getters in ODIs, becoming the first player to reach 3,000 runs in white-ball ICC matches, and registering the most 50+ scores in international wins for India further solidify Kohli's legacy as one of the greatest cricketers of his generation. As the World Cup progresses, fans eagerly anticipate more remarkable performances from this modern-day legend.

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