Steadying the Indian innings after the dismissals of captain Rohit Sharna and Shreyas Iyer in successive overs, Kohli reached his 72nd fifty off 56 balls and with that notched up 5 consecutive 50+ ratings in World Cups for the second one time.
Kohli had additionally hit 5 consecutive 50+ ratings within the 2019 World Cup version. Australia batter Steve Smith had completed the feat in his crew’s victorious version in 2015.
Kohli additionally changed into the 7th batsman to hit 50+ ratings in each semi-final and finals in a World Cup version after Mike Brearley (1979), David Boon (1987), Javed Miandad (1992), Aravinda de Silva (1996), Grant Elliot (2015) and Steve Smith (2015).
Kohli had scored 117 within the semi-final towards New Zealand in Mumbai on Wednesday.
However Kohli’s pleasure used to be short-lived as he performed a Pat Cummins supply onto his stumps quickly after falling for 54.