India thrashed high-flying South Africa in match number 37 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India rode on a sensational 49th ODI ton from Virat Kohli, who equalled the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Meanwhile, a second successive fifty by Shreyas Iyer helped India post a challenging score of 326/5 on a tricky surface. Keshav Maharaj was the best performer for SA, picking 1/30 from 10 overs.
India were excellent with the ball and exposed SA’s vulnerability while chasing. India claimed quick wickets and wiped out SA, leaving them at 59/6. India then bowled SA out for 83 and claimed a massive win. Ravindra Jadeja took a fifer. Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav got a brace each.
India are the only side which is unbeaten in the ongoing World Cup.
Here is the list of records broken.
1500 World Cup runs for Kohli
Kohli struck a sublime 101* from 121 balls, hitting 10 fours. His effort saw him race past 1500 ODI World Cup runs. Kohli now owns 1573 runs at an average of 58.25 with the help of four tons and 10 fifties. He is the third player with 1500-plus ODI World Cup runs after Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
500 runs in ODI World Cup 2023
Kohli became the third player and the first Indian to smash 500 runs in the 2023 World Cup. Kohli has piled up 543 runs at 108.60. He owns two tons and four fifties from 8 matches. Kohli is only behind Quinton de Kock (550). Meanwhile, Rachin Ravindra of New Zealand owns 523 runs at 74.71.
6000 ODI runs at home for Kohli, equals Sachin
Kohli has raced past 6000 ODI runs at home, becoming the second player after Sachin to get to the mark. As per ESPNcricinfo, Sachin scored 6976 runs at home in ODIs. Kohli now has 6046 runs at 60.46. He owns 23 tons and 31 fifties at home.
49th ODI century for Kohli
Kohli slapped his 49th ODI hundred. It’s now the joint-most tons in ODIs (also Sachin, 49). Kohli owns 13626 runs in ODIs. He also has 70 fifties. Meanwhile, Sachin managed 49 centuries and 96 fifties.
Second-highest 50-plus scores in ODIs
Kohli has raced to 119 fifty-plus scores in ODI cricket. It’s now the second-best after Sachin (145). Notably, Kohli overtook former Sri Lankan ace Kumar Sangakkara (118) regarding 50-plus scores in ODI cricket.
1500 ODI runs versus South Africa
Kohli achieved another milestone tonight. He has gone past 1500 ODI runs versus South Africa. Kohli has raced to 1504 runs at 65.39. He smashed his fifth ton versus SA. Kohli also owns 8 fifties. Notably, SA is the fifth nation against whom the 35-year-old has over 1500 ODI runs. Kohli owns the most runs versus Sri Lanka (2594). He also has 1500-plus runs versus the likes of Australia (2313), West Indies (2261), and New Zealand (1528).
3rd Indian to smash a ton on his birthday (ODIs)
Kohli turned 35 on November 5, and he made the most out of the special day. Interestingly, Kohli is now the third Indian batter to have scored an ODI century on their birthday.
Tendulkar smashed 134 vs Australia in 1998, and Vinod Kambli managed 100* vs England in 1993. Sachin and Kambli are the only other Indian players to hold this record.
Second-highest scorer in 2023
Kohli went past Pathum Nissanka and is now the second-highest scorer in ODIs this year. Kohli owns 1155 runs at 72.18. Nissanka has 1108 runs. Kohli also went past 100 ODI fours this year (104). He is the fourth player to achieve this record.
Rohit matches this sixes record of AB de Villiers
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma led his side with a fiery 40-run knock. He smashed two sixes and six fours. Rohit has raced to 58 sixes in ODIs this year. Notably, AB de Villiers attained 58 sixes in a calendar year in 2015. Chris Gayle, with 56 sixes in 2019, is the third player with 50-plus maximums in ODIs in a calendar year.
Ngidi gets this record against Shreyas
Shreyas played a fine 77-run knock for India. However, the middle-order batter was dismissed by Lungi Ngidi while trying to accelerate in the 37th over. Ngidi has now dismissed Iyer five times in ODIs. Sadly, Iyer averages below 8 against Ngidi. It’s the most time he has been dismissed by a bowler in Odis. Adam Zampa has dismissed Shreyas 3 times.
1000 ODI World Cup runs for Quinton de Kock
SA opener De Kock was out for a paltry 5-run knock. However, he managed to reach 1000 ODI World Cup runs. De Kock took 25 matches to reach 1000 WC runs. He is the fourth South African batter to achieve this milestone.
Jadeja clocks this massive record
Ravindra Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers for India. He claimed 5/33 in nine overs. Jadeja is now the first bowler in ODI World Cup history to claim a fifer versus the Proteas. Stuart Broad (4/15) had held the best figure to date.
7th bowler from India to take a WC fifer
Jadeja is now the 7th Indian bowler to claim a fifer in ODI WC history. He is also just the second spinner after Yuvraj Singh to achieve the milestone. Meanwhile, Jadeja who owns 218 ODI scalps, picked his second fifer.
3rd Indian bowler with this record
Jadeja is now the third Indian bowler to take a fifer versus SA in ODIs. He joins the likes of Sunil Joshi and Yuzvendra Chahal.
2nd Indian with this record at Eden Gardens
Jadeja is now the second Indian with an ODI five-wicket haul at Eden Gardens. He joined Anil Kumble, who took 6/12 versus West Indies. SA’s Allan Donald is the only other player with a fifer at this venue.
SA post their lowest ODI World Cup score
SA have now posted their lowest-ever ODI World Cup score. Meanwhile, this is the first time SA have been bowled out below 100. SA’s previous lowest total was 149 versus Australia in 2007.
Lowest ODI total against India for SA
SA also registered their lowest ODI total versus India. Before this, SA’s lowest ODI score was 99 in October 2002 in Delhi. Meanwhile, SA also recorded the lowest-ever score in Odis at Eden Gardens. West Indies held the previous record (123/10 versus India).
Most ODI wickets in 2023
Kuldeep Yadav claimed two scalps versus SA. With this, he is now the leading wicket-taker in ODIs in 2023. Kuldeep owns 45 scalps and surpassed Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane (43).
SA post their biggest defeat in terms of runs
As per Cricbuzz, SA’s 243-run loss is now their biggest defeat in ODIs in terms of runs. SA’s previous biggest defeat was of 182 runs versus Pakistan.