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World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma falls 26 runs short off Sachin’s all-time World Cup record

India vs New Zealand semi-final, Rohit Sharma World Cup Record: Rohit Sharma was 27 runs away from creating a new world cup record but he fell for 1 run during India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 semi-final match.

Jul 11, 2019 15:44 IST
World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma falls 26 runs short off Sachin’s all-time World Cup record

Rohit Sharma World Cup Record, World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma was 27 runs away from creating a new world cup record but he fell for 1 run during India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 semi-final match, bringing an end to all the record hopes. Sharma, who made five centuries in the ongoing World Cup edition, was on the verge of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of highest runs scored in a single World Cup edition.

Sachin Tendulkar had scored 673 runs during the 2003 World Cup edition, while Rohit Sharma made 648 runs in the 2019 editions, falling 26 runs short of breaking the record. The world cup record was expected to be broken during the first semi-final of World Cup 2019, India vs New Zealand at Old Trafford, Manchester. However, Rohit Sharma fell early to Matt Henry's ball and was quickly followed by Indian skipper Virat Kohli and opener KL Rahul. Despite heroic innings by Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni, India was defeated by New Zealand by 18 runs in the first semi-final.

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Currently, Sachin Tendulkar holds the World Record of highest run scorer in a single World Cup with 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup. He is followed by Australia’s Matthew Hayden, who scored 659 runs during the 2007 World Cup. Rohit Sharma who has 647 runs from 8 matches currently, is 13 runs away from overtaking Hayden and 27 runs away from making a new World Cup record.

The run wizard, Rohit Sharma has already broken several records during the ongoing World Cup such as becoming the only cricketer to have scored 5 centuries in a world cup, becoming the highest run scorer and the second Indian batsman to score over 600 runs in a single World Cup.

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Rohit Sharma is also on the verge of overtaking Virat Kohli and becoming the top-ranked ODI batsman. Currently, Indian skipper Virat Kohli is ranked no.1 in the ICC ODI Batting rankings with 891 points. Rohit Sharma, who is ranked second, had a 51-point difference from Kohli earlier. The gap, however, has now been reduced to just 6 points, as Rohit Sharma now has career-high points of 885.

Rohit Sharma is also one century away from becoming the first to score 7 centuries in World Cups. Currently, Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar jointly hold the record of most centuries in World Cups. Sachin Tendulkar made 6 centuries in 6 world cups. Rohit Sharma has made 5 centuries so far in a single World Cup. This is Rohit Sharma’s second World Cup.

Rohit Sharma other expected World Cup Records during India vs New Zealand semi-final match

Rohit Sharma world cup century: With one century in India vs New Zealand semi-final, Rohit Sharma will be tied with Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara for the World Cup record of four centuries in four consecutive innings. Kumar Sangakkara had scored four consecutive centuries in the 2015 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma is also 23 runs away from completing 1000 World Cup runs.