Shreyas Iyer Century : Today, in the India vs New Zealand World Cup semi-final match, Virat Kohli completed his 50th century in ODIs. This is the first time that a batsman has completed 50 centuries in one-day cricket. Earlier this record was in the name of Sachin Tendulkar, he had scored 49 centuries in ODIs. But now Virat Kohli has gone ahead of him. But after Virat Kohli came another century. Shreyas Iyer also created new records by scoring a century. It is another matter that Shreyas Iyer’s century is not being discussed much in comparison to Virat Kohli’s record. Let us also take a look at the records of Shreyas Iyer.
Shreyas Iyer scored back to back centuries in ODI World Cup
Shreyas Iyer has now been included in the list of select players of India who have scored consecutive centuries in the ODI World Cup. In this matter Rohit Sharma is at number one. Rohit Sharma had scored three consecutive centuries in the 2019 World Cup. Earlier, Rahul Dravid, who was the captain of Team India, had scored two consecutive centuries in the 1999 World Cup. Now Shreyas Iyer has scored two consecutive centuries in this World Cup. He had also played a century against Netherlands before the match against New Zealand. Shreyas Iyer played an inning of 105 runs on only 70 balls. During this period, eight sixes and four fours came from his bat. However, just before the end of the innings, he got out and returned to the pavilion.
Shreyas Iyer completed more than 500 runs in this year’s World Cup
Shreyas Iyer has now scored more than 500 runs in the ODI World Cup. He has become the first batsman in the world to score 500 plus runs while batting at number four or below. Earlier in the 2007 World Cup, New Zealand’s Scott Styris had scored 499 runs. Whereas in the 2015 World Cup, AB de Villiers had scored 482 runs. In the 2019 World Cup, England’s Ben Stokes scored 465 runs. Not only this, now the record of making the biggest partnership for India in the World Cup knockout has also been made between Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer made a partnership of 163 runs in today’s match. Earlier in the 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina had made a partnership of 122 runs against Bangladesh in the semi-finals. In the 2019 World Cup semi-finals, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja together made a partnership of 116 runs for the Indian team. But now the names of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer have come at the forefront and first in this list.
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