Virat Kohli equals Navjot Singh Sidhu, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup record

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 27, 2019, 05.53 PM(IST)

Virat Kohli. Photograph:( AFP )

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Kohli has equalled the record of four consecutive fifty-plus scores in World Cups with India's former cricketers Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar

Indian skipper Virat Kohli made his 53rd One-day International (ODI) fifty against West Indies in India's sixth match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Manchester's Old Trafford. 

This was Kohli's fourth back-to-back half-century in the ongoing edition of World Cup. 

The right-handed batsman has equalled the record of four consecutive fifty-plus scores in World Cups with India's former cricketers Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar. 

Cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu achieved this feat in the 1987 World Cup, while Tendulkar did it twice - 1996 and 2003.

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Virat Kohli hit 82 runs against Australia, 77 runs against Pakistan and made 67 runs against Afghanistan before hitting his fourth consecutive fifty, scoring 72 against West Indies.

Virat achieved another milestone earlier in the match as he reached the 20,000-run mark in 417 innings and broke the record of India's Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies' Brian Lara, as the joint holders achieved this feat in 453 innings. 

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India won the toss against West Indies and chose to bat first.

West Indies will look to register a much-needed win to keep their campaign alive at the World Cup 2019.