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CWC 2019: Kohli creates records with his fifth fifty


Indian skipper Virat Kohli is among some unique records following his half century against England in the league game between India and England.

Kohli in action

India and England are sweating out their league stage encounter at Birmingham. England batted first and set a target of 338 for India to ensure their semi final berth.

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In chase, India lost an early wicket in the form of the opening batsman Lokesh Rahul. Following that wicket, captain and vice captain made a good partnership and slowly brought India back into tha game.

The skipper Virat Kohli brought up his fifth half century of the tournament and yet again failed to convert it into a three digit score. With this half century, Virat Kohli became the first captain to score five  consecutive fifties in World Cup.

The talisman right-hander had scored 82 runs against Australia in India’s second World Cup game. Subsequently, Kohli scored 77 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. The right-hander scored another good knock of 67 runs versus Afghanistan. Furthermore, Kohli scored 72 runs against West Indies.

Overall Kohli is the second player to score five consecutive fifties in a World Cup tournament. Steve Smith was the first man to achieve this record. Former Australian captain did so in the previous edition of the tournament which happened in his own backyard.

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