Kohli rose to the highest peak in ODI batting and was at the heart of India’s dominance with his third century of this World Cup, scoring 117 off 113 balls with nine fours and two sixes. Virat Kohli (713) also became the best run-scorer in one edition of the World Cup and once again surpassed the legendary Tendulkar (623 in 2003). His knock against New Zealand extended his lead over second-placed Quinton de Kock of South Africa.
Here’s a look at the top ten batsmen who scored maximum runs at the end of the semi-final match between India and New Zealand:
India’s Virat Kohli: 711 runs in 10 innings
In the 10 matches of this tournament so far, Virat has scored 711 runs at an average of over 101 and a strike rate of over 89. His best score is 117. Virat has scored three centuries and five fifties in 10 innings in this tournament. He is also the highest player in the tournament so far. Virat also has the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup, surpassing Sachin’s record of 673 runs in the 2003 edition of the tournament. Virat Kohli will get another final knock to extend the number of runs scored in the final on 19 November.
Quinton de Kock of South Africa: 591 runs in 9 innings
Quinton de Kock, who scored four centuries in this World Cup, is now relegated to the second spot in the table and is one of the main reasons behind South Africa’s brilliant performance in the World Cup. His highest score in this World Cup is 174 runs. He will next face Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday in the second semi-final of the World Cup.
Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand: 578 runs in 10 innings
The find of the tournament, Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand, is now third on the list. New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra continued his monumental run at the ICC Cricket World Cup in India as he smashed his third ton of the tournament to become the Kiwi batsman with most World Cup runs. Ravindra achieved this record in a World Cup match against Pakistan in Bengaluru. His highest score in this World Cup is 123 not out.
Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand: 552 runs in 9 innings
New Zealand’s middle-order batsmen provided the team with the much-needed impetus in the middle of the field and played a brilliant innings against India in Dharamshala. His highest score in this World Cup is the 134 runs he scored against India in the semi-final at the Wankhede in Mumbai.
India’s Rohit Sharma: 550 runs in 10 innings
Rohit Sharma, who has been instrumental in providing fruitful starts for India, climbed to the fourth spot after playing a superb innings against England in Lucknow. His highest score in this World Cup is 131 runs. Rohit scored 40 runs in 24 deliveries in the match against South Africa. Rohit Sharma will get another chance to add to his runs in this World Cup tournament as India will be one of the two teams to participate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup final.
Shreyas Iyer of India: 526 runs in 10 innings
Shreyas Iyer scored his second consecutive World Cup century against New Zealand in the first semi-final. Not only did Shreyas Iyer watch Virat Kohli take the crown from his idol Sachin Tendulkar (49 ODI centuries) from the best seat in the house, he himself contributed significantly to India’s mammoth total, even if his knock of 105 was overshadowed. because of the very significance of Kohli’s milestone mark.
Shreyas Iyer also smashed an unbeaten 128 off 94 balls for his maiden World Cup ton in a match where all five of India’s top batsmen crossed the fifties on a bat-friendly pitch. He brought up his hundred – his fourth in ODI cricket – from 84 balls and put on 208 runs with Rahul hitting 102. Rohit Sharma will be hoping Shreyas Iyer plays the decisive blow in India’s final match on November 19.
David Warner of Australia: 499 runs in 9 innings
David Warner, who has scored several centuries, is currently second in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in the World Cup. His highest score in this World Cup is 163 runs. Australia will take on South Africa in the second semi-final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
Rassie van der Dussen of South Africa: 442 runs in 9 innings
The South African middle order batsman played a crucial knock and helped his team to big totals for his team. His highest score in this World Cup is 133 runs. South Africa next play Australia on November 16 in the second semi-final of the Cricket World Cup.
Mitch Marsh of South Africa: 426 runs in 8 innings
Mitchell Marsh played a 177-run knock from 132 balls to secure an eight-wicket win against Bangladesh. Marsh was the top performer for the Kangaroos with the bat, scoring 225 runs in six matches at an average of 37.50, including a century and a half against Bangladesh. Australia will take on South Africa in the second semi-final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
Dawid Malan of England: 404 runs in 9 innings
England’s opening batsman finished with more than 400 runs despite the team being crushed in the league round.
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