India batter becomes the first to score 50 ODI hundreds, and also breaks Tendulkar's record for most runs in a World Cup
He became the first to score 50 ODI centuries - surpassing Tendulkar's 49 - and also broke Tendulkar's record for most runs in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.
Tendulkar had scored 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup; Kohli passed that tally when he scored his 80th run in Wednesday's semi-final and went on to become the first batter to score 700 runs in a ODI World Cup.
By the time Kohli was dismissed for 117 off 113 balls, he had 711 runs in the tournament at an average of 101.57 and strike rate of 90.68.
Kohli got to his 50th ODI century with a flick for two off Lockie Ferguson in the 42nd over of India's innings.
Kohli celebrated with a leap and a punch in the air, before taking off his helmet, raising his arms and bowing towards the stands, where Tendulkar stood applauding the achievement.