World Cup 2019: Another first for Virat Kohli

Edgbaston: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday became the first skipper in the history of World Cup cricket to register five-consecutive fifty-plus scores. Kohli achieved the feat in the team's ongoing match against England in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup.

Before this match, Kohli was tied with South Africa's Graeme Smith and Australia's Aaron Finch for recording four consecutive fifties in the World Cup. The 30-year-old Kohli had registered the scores of 82, 77, 67, and 72 against Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and West Indies.

Kohli recently became the fastest batsman to score 20,000 international runs when he scored 72 against West Indies. Kohli broke a long-standing record held jointly by Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.

India are currently placed in the second position in the tournament standings with 11 points. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave England solid base at the top as they stitched together a partnership of 160 runs.

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