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Virat Kohli Achieves The Unthinkable With 50th ODI Century During IND Vs NZ Cricket World Cup Semi-Final: Here's Full List Of His Tons

With a record-breaking 50th ODI century against New Zealand during the 2023 ODI World Cup semi-final in Mumbai, Virat Kohli surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 49 ODI tons. Here is the full list of Kohli's 50 hundreds

Virat Kohli celebrates his 50th ODI century in Mumbai during the 2023 ODI World Cup semi-final.
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India's batting mainstay Virat Kohli climbed atop the pantheon of one-day international (ODI) cricket with a record-breaking 50th ODI century on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Kohli went past his idol Sachin Tendulkar's mark of 49 ODI tons during the semi-final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against New Zealand at Wankhede Stadium, the venue where India had lifted the 2011 World Cup trophy and which now houses Tendulkar's statue. (Match Blog | Scorecard | Preview | Key Battles)

Tendulkar promptly congratulated Kohli on the unprecedented feat, posting a heartfelt message on social media platform X (formerly Twitter). Tendulkar wrote: "I couldn’t be happier that an Indian broke my record. And to do it on the biggest stage - in the World Cup Semi-final - and at my home ground is the icing on the cake."

Kohli's knock was a typically responsible one, where he cut down on the risks and married caution with considered aggression. He struck eight fours and one six en route the hundred, scoring majority of his runs by sprinting between the wickets in the sweltering Mumbai heat.

He went past another milestone of Tendulkar along the way, scoring the most runs in a single edition of the World Cup. Tendulkar had hit 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup, and Kohli bettered it during his historic semi-final knock. Kohli also surpassed Aussie legend Ricky Ponting in the all-time highest ODI run-getters list. Ponting had scored 13,704 runs in his 50-over career.

Kohli had equalled Tendulkar's record when got to his 49th ODI century on his 35th birthday against South Africa at Eden Gardens, where he had hit his first ODI hundred. Kohli went one better at Tendulkar's home ground and in his adoring presence, as Tendulkar watched intently from the stands, sitting alongside football legend David Beckham. 

Here is the detailed list of each one of the 50 ODI hundreds that Kohli has hit so far:

No.RunsAgainstPositionInningsStrike RateVenueDateResult
1107 Sri Lanka4293.85Eden Gardens, Kolkata24-Dec-09Won
2102 no Bangladesh32107.37Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka11-Jan-10Won
3118 Australia3297.52APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam20-Oct-10Won
4105 New Zealand31100.96Nehru Stadium, Guwahati28-Nov-10Won
5100 no Bangladesh41120.48Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka19-Feb-11Won
6107 England41115.05Sophia Gardens, Cardiff16-Sep-11Lost (D/L)
7117 no England42114.28Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi17-Oct-11Won
8117 West Indies4295.12APCA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam02-Dec-11Won
9133 no Sri Lanka42154.65Bellerive Oval, Hobart28-Feb-12Won
10108 Sri Lanka3190Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka13-Mar-12Won
11183 Pakistan32123.64Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, Dhaka18-Mar-12Won
12106 Sri Lanka3193.8MRIC Stadium, Hambantota21-Jul-12Won
13128 no Sri Lanka32107.56R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo31-Jul-12Won
14102 West Indies31122.89Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain05-Jul-13Won (D/L)
15115 Zimbabwe32106.48Harare Sports Club, Harare24-Jul-13Won
16100 no Australia32192.3Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur16-Oct-13Won
17115 no Australia32174.24VCA Stadium, Nagpur30-Oct-13Won
18123 New Zealand32110.81McLean Park, Napier19-Jan-14Lost
19136 Bangladesh32111.47Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah26-Feb-14Won
20127 West Indies31111.4HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala17-Oct-14Won
21139 no Sri Lanka42110.31JSCA Stadium, Ranchi16-Nov-14Won
22107 Pakistan3184.9Adelaide Oval, Adelaide15-Feb-15Won
23138 South Africa3198.57M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai22-Oct-15Won
24117 Australia31100Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne17-Jan-16Lost
25106 Australia32115.21Manuka Oval, Canberra20-Jan-16Lost
26154 no New Zealand32114.92IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali23-Oct-16Won
27122 England32116.19Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune15-Jan-17Won
28111 no West Indies3296.52Sabina Park, Kingston06-Jul-17Won
29131 Sri Lanka31136.45R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo31-Aug-17Won
30110 no Sri Lanka3294.82R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo03-Sep-17Won
31121 New Zealand3196.8Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai22-Oct-17Lost
32113 New Zealand31106.6Green Park Stadium, Kanpur29-Oct-17Won
33112 South Africa3294.11Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban01-Feb-18Won
34160 no South Africa31100.62Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town07-Feb-18Won
35129 no South Africa32134.37SuperSport Park, Centurion16-Feb-18Won
36140 West Indies32130.84ACA Stadium, Guwahati21-Oct-18Won
37157 no West Indies31121.71ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam24-Oct-18Tied
38107 West Indies3289.91Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune27-Oct-18Lost
39104 Australia3292.85Adelaide Oval, Adelaide15-Jan-19Won
40116 Australia3196.67Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur05-Mar-19Won
41123 Australia32129.47JSCA Stadium, Ranchi08-Mar-19Lost
42120 West Indies3196Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain11-Aug-19Won
43114 no West Indies32115.15Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain14-Aug-19Won
44113 Bangladesh31124.17Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong10-Dec-22Won
45113 Sri Lanka31129.88ACA Stadium, Guwahati10-Jan-23Won
46166 no Sri Lanka31150.9Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram15-Jan-23Won
47122 no Pakistan31129.78R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo10-Sep-23Won
48103 no Bangladesh32106.18Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune19-Oct-23Won
49101 noSouth Africa3183.47Eden Gardens, Kolkata05-Nov-23Won
50117New Zealand31103.53Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai15-Nov-23TBD

Over the years, Kohli has become a limited-overs giant, breaking record after record in the 50-over format in particular. Beyond the records, though, it is his ability to unilaterally transform matches that is most cherished. India have lost just seven of the 50 ODIs where Kohli has scored a ton, which shows the impact of his knocks on the outcome. 

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