Kohli’s 85-run knock helped him achieve another remarkable feat by surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record for the most runs in successful run-chases in ODI history, amassing a total of 5,517 runs.
IND VS AUS World Cup Thriller: Kohli-Rahul’s record 4th wicket partnership powers India to 6 wicket victory
In partnership with KL Rahul (97*), Kohli guided India towards the modest target of 200 against Australia. This stellar performance also propelled the superstar into the top-10 list for the most runs in Cricket World Cups.
With 1,115 runs in 50-over tournaments, the 34-year-old is now within striking distance of fourth place in this year’s event. He needs just 111 more runs to surpass the legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara.
Australia dismissed three of India’s top-four batters without them scoring, a rare occurrence that had never happened in any of India’s 1,042 ODIs.
The dire situation was salvaged by Kohli and Rahul, who orchestrated a remarkable 165-run partnership. This partnership now stands as the second-highest for India for the fourth or lower wicket in Cricket World Cups.
This critical partnership also became the highest ever for India against Australia in the 50-over tournaments.