Even though India’s top order failed in their first match of the World T20 against Pakistan, Virat Kohli did not give up. Wickets kept falling from one end, but Kohli’s captaincy innings from the other side also continued. The innings of 57 runs in 49 balls played against the arch-rival team in the Super-12 round will be remembered in world cricket for a long time.
Highest 50+ scores
Captain Virat Kohli got his form back at the right time. Before being dismissed in the 19th over, 57 runs came off 49 balls, which included five fours and a six. With this, Virat has now become the batsman to score the most half-century innings in the T20 World Cup. This was Kohli’s 10th 50+ score, surpassing West Indies’ Chris Gayle to score nine half-centuries.
beat these players
Chris Gayle, 9 fifties, West Indies
Mahela Jayawardene, 7 fifties, Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma, 6 fifties, India
Tillaratne Dilshan, 6 fifties, Sri Lanka
Shaheen Afridi out
Captain Kohli took the lead after losing three wickets for just 31 runs. Took the innings first with Rishabh Pant then Sanwari. For the fourth wicket, he shared a 53-run partnership with Rishabh Pant. Kohli scored a fifty in 45 balls for Pakistan. Afridi came to the second spell in the 19th over and dismissed Kohli to prevent him from playing another unbeaten innings against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Kohli had earlier played three unbeaten innings of 78, 36 and 55 runs.
Got out for the first time against Pakistan
Virat Kohli got out for the first time in the T20 World Cup. In the three matches played before this match, Pakistani bowlers were unable to hunt him. In this way, Virat became the highest run-scorer against any one team before getting out in the T20 World Cup. Earlier this record was in the name of Ahmed Shahzad of Pakistan.
Virat Kohli vs Pakistan (T20Is)