Today, India posted the highest-ever total against England in T20 courtesy to Rohit Sharma, Virat , and Hardik Pandya. India posted 224 runs in the series decider match. Virat is back to his usual self as he gets to the milestone. Check out Kohli’s stats from his brilliant inning against England today.
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Virat Kohli Stats/Record:
- Virat Stats No.1:- Most 50s as captain: By reaching fifty, Kohli now holds the record for most 50s in International T20 as a Captain. He surpassed Kane Williamson who held this record previously with 11 fifties in T20 as a captain. Aaron Finch hit 10. While Eoin Morgan hit 9 fifties as a captain in T20.
- Virat Stats No.2:- Most Runs as Captain: Virat with his 80 runs surpassed Aaron Finch who scored 1462 runs in T20 as a captain and now holds the record for most runs in T20 as a captain. Kane Williamson with 1383 runs is in the third spot. While Eoin Morgan with 1321 runs is in the fourth spot.
- Virat Kohli Stats No.3:- Most Runs in a Bilateral T20 series: With his 80 runs inning, Kohli now scored the most runs in a bilateral T20 series with 231 runs. The previous record was held by KL Rahul who scored 224 runs against New Zealand in 2020.
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Summary of the match so far
England once again won the toss and elected to bowl first on the flat wicket. India made one change in their playing XI. Natarajan comes in place of KL Rahul who was not in good form in this series. Indian team open with their two-star batsman Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Both the batsman played the English pace battery with authority. Both added 60 runs stand at the end of the powerplay.
Rohit Sharma played some delightful shots and reached his first fifty of the series. Rohit Sharma set a solid platform for other batsmen before got out on 64 runs off 34 balls with the help of 4 four and 5 sixes. Ben Stokes bowled a leg-cutter that pitched on wide of off stump and Rohit goes for a big shot towards cover. However, he got a thick inside edge on the ball and the ball deflected back into the stump.
Suryakumar Yadav who was batted superbly in the previous match continue his good form as he scored 32 runs off just 17 balls. In his quick inning of 32, he hit 3 four and 2 six. Surya Kumar Yadav steps out on Rashid’s bowl and played the shot in between the deep mid-wicket and long-on region. However, Chris Jordan took the catch with his right hand while running and when he was about to touch the boundary he flicked the ball towards Roy who was ambling in from the deep mid-wicket region.
Virat Kohli who was batting on other ends reached his fifty. Hardik Pandya along with Virat displays a magnificent show of batting and added 81 runs for the third wicket. India made a huge total of 224 runs in their 20 overs with the help of Virat’s 80 runs off 52 balls and Hardik Pandya’s 39 runs off 17 balls. Virat hit 7 fours and 2 sixes during his inning. (source)
In reply, England lost their first wicket in the very first over as Bhuvneshwar dismissed Roy. At the time of writing England was at 62/1 in 6 overs.