Ind vs Eng 5th T20: Virat Kohli scores 80*, breaks Kane Williamson & Aaron Finch’s big record

Ind vs Eng 5th T20: Virat Kohli's another masterclass, scores unbeaten 80 to hit his 3rd 50 of the series
Ind vs Eng 5th T20: Virat Kohli's another masterclass, scores unbeaten 80 to hit his 3rd 50 of the series

Ind vs Eng 5th T20 – Virat Kohli’s 3rd 50: Indian skipper Virat Kohli once again proved on Saturday that why he is hailed as one of the best T20 batsman in the world. Kohli gave another MASTER-CLASS to England bowlers with sublime 80* of just 52 balls and in a process completed his 3rd half century of the series.

This was Kohli’s 28th half century overall, the highest ever by any batsman in the world.

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Ind vs Eng 5th T20: Virat Kohli’s another masterclass, scores unbeaten 80 to hit his 3rd 50 of the series: Kohli has put up a show in the T20I series against England by scoring 0, 73*, 77*,1, and 80*. He scored a total of 231 at a staggering average of 46.2. Virat Kohli will be hoping to translate his form into the ODI series as well which is slated to take place from 23rd March.

Virat Kohli shines: Most runs as captain in T20Is

Virat Kohli — 1502 in 45 matches

Aaron Finch — 1462 runs in 44 matches

Kane Williamson – 1383 runs in 49 matches

Eoin Morgan — 1321 runs in 58 matches

Faf du Plessis — 1273 runs in 40 matches

Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 80 from just 52 balls, hitting 2 sixes and 7 boundaries after promoting himself to open the batting. Kohli stitched a 94-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma who smashed a 34-ball 64.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli also went past Kane Williamson’s record for the most number of fifties in T20I cricket by a captain. Kohli got his 12th T20I fifty as captain as India posted their 4th highest-ever T20I total of 224 for 2 in 20 overs.

This is also India’s highest-ever total in a T20i match against England as they went past the 2007 T20 World Cup tally of 218.

Ind vs Eng 5th T20: Virat Kohli’s another masterclass, scores unbeaten 80 to hit his 3rd 50 of the series

Ind vs Eng 5th T20 – Virat Kohli shines: Once again the coin did not roll out in the favor of the host. But this time Rohit Sharma found a new batting partner in the form of the skipper himself and both the batsmen took the assault on the English men. Rohit started his rampage from the word go while Virat was content to play the role of the anchor.

Ind vs Eng 5th T20 – Virat Kohli shines: Soon after Rohit established his Fifty, he was cleaned up by Ben Stokes. But the baton was passed from one Mumbai Batsman to another and it was Suryakumar Yadav who stepped into Rohit’s shoes and took the charge. Along with the captain, Surya and Virat continued to score heavily off the bowlers and ensured that India ascended to a mammoth total in the decider.

It was the Mumbai Indians’ hurricane that took England with a storm. It all started with Rohit Sharma’s (64) mayhem at the top of the order, then it was Suryakumar Yadav (32) who carried on, and finally, it was the dashing Hardik Pandya who finished off in style with his 39* in just 17 deliveries.

Ind vs Eng 5th T20 – Virat Kohli shines: India sets a target of 225 runs ahead of England in the final T20I match of the series.