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India’s World Cup Opener: Kohli-Rahul Shine in Win Over Australia


Virat Kohli added one more significant achievement to his all-around famous lifetime as he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s staggering record during the Cricket World Cup 2023 match between India and Australia in Chennai on Sunday. Kohli scored a dirty 50 years to direct India to triumph and all the while, turned into the most elevated run-scorer for the Indian cricket crew in ICC restricted over competitions (World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Support Prize). The record recently had a place with Tendulkar who scored 2718 runs in 58 appearances. Then again, Kohli currently has 2785 runs in 64 appearances.

Most runs for India in ICC restricted over competitions

2785 – Virat Kohli (64 Inns)*

2719 – Sachin Tendulkar (58)

2422 – Rohit Sharma (64)

1707 – Yuvraj Singh (62)

1671 – Sourav Ganguly (32)

Kohli channelised his internal hero to haul the Indian group out of uneven waters with a skillful 85. Which made them ready for a six-wicket triumph over Australia in their initial match of the World Cup.

Kohli tracked down a confided in partner in super cool KL Rahul (97 not out off 115 balls) during their game dominating stand of 165 that in the end made the 200-run target appear to be a cakewalk on a testing track in spite of the fact that they took 41.2 overs to accomplish it.

Their bold union came after three Indian top-request hitters got back to the structure without disturbing the scorers. Indeed, even India skipper Rohit Sharma was brimming with acclaim for Kohli-Rahul.

“I was (anxious), you would rather not start your innings like that. Credit to the Aussies bowlers as they bowled in great regions yet a few free shots too. When you have that sort of target you need to score however much as could reasonably be expected in the powerplay. Yet credit to Kohli-Rahul on how they approached the pursuit. That will be difficult as far as we’re concerned collectively, moving to various circumstances and adjusting. Whoever suits the circumstances should come and finish the work. Chennai never disheartens, they love their cricket and for them to pass on in that intensity and come and root for the group says a ton,” expressed Rohit after the match.

In any case, similarly answerable for India getting two focuses are their spinners. Ravindra Jadeja (3/28 out of 10 overs). Ravichandran Ashwin (2/34 of every 10 overs) and, Kuldeep Yadav (2/42 out of 10 overs) caused problems for the Australians while bowling them out for 199 in 49.3 overs.

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