Indian skipper Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar to score most consecutive fifty plus runs in World Cup. Virat Kohli is the second player to score five consecutive half-centuries after Steve Smith. Steve Smith did it in 2015 World against Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and New Zealand.
Virat Kohli achieved the milestone in 2019 World Cup as he scores five consecutive half-centuries against Australia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, West Indies and England. Sachin Tendulkar scored four consecutive half-centuries in World Cup two times in 1996 and 2003. In 1996, Sachin scored against Kenya, West Indies, Sri Lanka and Australia. In 2003, he scored against Zimbabwe, Namibia, England and Pakistan.
In this World Cup, Virat Kohli already has 382 runs from six innings and has scored five fifties the highest in World Cup 2019. Kohli five fifty came against Australia (82), Pakistan (77), Afghanistan (67), West Indies (72), England (66).
As far as the England game is concerned, India is chasing a mammoth target of 338 runs after Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first. Jonny Bairstow scored 111 runs, his first century in this World Cup. Ben Stokes scored 79 runs before he was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah.
In reply, Rohit Sharma has scored his third century in World Cup 2019, highest by any batsman in this tournament.