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IND vs SL:Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s big record in ODI World Cup 2023: Legendary batter Virat Kohli is never off the limelight and he once again takes centre stage with his staggering innings of 88 runs against Sri Lanka in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 game at the Wankhede Stadium. The Indian batter during his 88-run knock broke Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s decade-long record in the One Day Internationals (ODI).

Virat Kohli, during his stay at the crease against Sri Lanka, completed 1000 runs in the ODIs in calendar year 2023. This was Virat’s 8th time crossing the 1000 run mark in the 50-over format in a calendar year.

With another milestone, Virat surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most times scoring more than 1000 runs in the ODIs in a calendar year. While Sachin had breached the 1000 run mark seven times during his career, Virat has now got eight such feats.

IND vs SL: Most Times Scoring 1000+ Runs in a Calendar Year

Virat Kohli has gone past the 1000 run mark in the years – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2023, while Sachin Tendulkar had reached the aforementioned milestones in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2007.

However, if we talk about scoring the most runs in a calendar year, Sachin Tendulkar still holds an edge over any other batter, having scored 1,894 runs in 1998. The second best in the coveted list is Sourav Ganguly’s 1,767 in the year 1999.

IND vs SL: Virat Kohli surpasses Sangakkara with 118th Fifty

In another record, Virat Kohli surpassed former Sri Lankan batter Kumar Sangakkara after he hit his career’s 118th ODI half-century. The Indian batter hit a run-a-ball half-century during the India vs Sri Lanka game. He is now only second to Rahul Dravid, who has scored 145 half-centuries in his career.

However, 34-year-old Virat Kohli couldn’t complete his 49th ODI century as he was dismissed by Dilshan Madhushanka 12 runs shy of his well-deserved century. Kohli’s quest to equal Sachin’s 49 ODI tons record remains incomplete with the dismissal.

India vs Sri Lanka: 1st Innings Highlight

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Virat Kohli & Shubman Gill during India vs Sri Lanka | Image: Associated Press

Talking about the first innings between India and Sri Lanka, the hosts couldn’t get off to a perfect start as the Indian skipper Rohit Sharma perished in the second delivery of the innings. But, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill stabilised the innings and stitched 189 run partnership for the second wicket. Kohli scored 88 runs while Gill was dismissed eight runs shy of his century.

Shreyas Iyer then joined the party after Shubman Gill’s dismissal and tonked 82 runs in just 56 deliveries before holing out in 48th over. Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul couldn’t contribute much to the Indian total as they were removed at scores of 12 and 21 respectively.

Towards the end, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played a 24-ball 35-run innings to take India’s 50-over total to 357 runs in the loss of eight wickets.

From Sri Lanka’s side, Dilshan Madhushanka completed his fifer after giving away 80 runs in his 10 overs. Dushmantha Chameera got one wicket in the bag, while the remaining bowlers went wicketless.

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