Virat Kohli celebrated a remarkable milestone, achieving his 78th ODI century, with 48 of those centuries in the 50-over World Cup history. He accomplished this feat by completing his century in just 97 balls, showcasing his signature style that featured six fours and four sixes.

Virat Kohli, living up to his reputation as a chase master, delivered a magnificent century, his first in the 2023 World Cup. This marked his 78th century in all, leading India to a convincing victory over Bangladesh.

Kohli’s century came to a thrilling end as he powered a huge six to secure the win for India, leaving Bangladesh defeated. This victory marked India’s fourth consecutive win in the tournament.

Reflecting on his century and the match, Kohli expressed his desire to make a substantial contribution and revealed his approach to finishing games. He mentioned that he had a few fifties in World Cups but was determined to stay till the end this time.

He further commented on his exceptional start, where he hit two free-hits, a six, and a four within the first four balls, which helped him gain confidence and settle into his innings. Kohli also praised the pitch’s quality, which allowed him to play his natural game by timing the ball well, finding the gaps, running hard between the wickets, and hitting boundaries when necessary.

On the other hand, Bangladesh struggled to score against India’s formidable bowling attack. Despite a strong start that saw them reach 90 for no loss after 14 overs, they were limited to 256/8 on a batting-friendly surface. India’s bowlers continued to excel, even without all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who suffered an ankle injury and left the field early in the match.

While Pandya received initial treatment on the field and was later taken for scans, his availability to bat in the second innings remained uncertain.

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