India’s skipper Virat Kohli on Friday beat his deputy Rohit Sharma’s record for most fifties in T20I as he helped India out of their highest T20I chase.
India scored 208 runs in one over to chase Kohli’s career-best 94 * runs. Kohli’s 50-ball innings took six fours and six sixes. He got a lot of support from opener KL Rahul, who scored 62 runs in 40 balls.
During his 62-run innings, Rahul completed his 1,000 runs in T20I and became the joint third-fastest to reach this milestone. Babar Azam led the table, achieving the milestone in 26 innings, followed by Virat Kohli in 27 innings. Rahul finished third with Aaron Finch, completing his 1,000 runs in 29 innings.
Kohli’s innings helped Rohit, the former vice-captain of India, who scored eight off ten balls in the run chase. Before this match, Rohit and Kohli were tied in the charts with half-centuries of 22 T20I events.
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Virat Kohli got off to a slow start, but after his 23rd T20I half-century, he started scoring his trademark lofted drive, and the wrist went off his pad to disappoint the West Indies.
Sir Vivian Richards praised everyone for Indian captain Virat Kohli when he played a brilliant inning to give his team a 6-wicket win over WI.
Earning praise from someone like Viv Richards is not an easy task, but not for Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is in the second tier when he is out in the middle chasing a target under pressure.
Jason Holder (24 not out off nine balls) and Dinesh Ramdin (11 not out) remained unbeaten on seven as the West Indies scored 63 runs in the final five overs.