IND vs ENG: India and England are facing each other in the fifth and final T20I. India captain Virat Kohli at the toss – which England won and opted to field first – on Saturday announced that he will open the batting for India in the 5th T20I with Rohit Sharma.
The decision of opening the inning goes in favour of the team as he smashed an unbeaten 80 off 52 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 7 fours. Kohli’s innings helped India score 224 for 2 wickets in 20 overs. He shared a 94-run partnership with Rohit Sharma for the first wicket in this match, then a 49-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav for the second wicket, and an 81-run partnership with Hardik Pandya for the third wicket. Hardik Pandya also played a good inning and scored an unbeaten 39 from 17 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 4 fours.
Virat Kohli is in that stage of his career that every time he walks to the middle, he has an opportunity to break a record. On Saturday, the India skipper rewrote a couple of T20I records as he got to his 28th T20I fifty in the series finale against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Let’s look at some records Virat Kohli Scripted in the 5th T20I versus England:
1. Virat Kohli Register Most Runs As Captain in T20I
On the basis of his innings played in the fifth T20 match against England, Virat Kohli has now become the highest run-scorer as captain in T20 International cricket. Virat Kohli surpasses Aaron Finch to register most runs in T20 International. Kohli was playing his 45th T20I match as captain of India while Finch had got to the tally in 44 matches
Most runs as captain in T20I
- 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
2. Virat Kohli Surpasses Kane Williamson to Claim Most Fifties As T20I Captain
Virat Kohli became the first batsman in the world to score the most fifties as captain in T20 International cricket. Kohli went past Kane Williamson’s record for the most number of the 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. The third in the list is Australia skipper Aaron Finch, who has 10 fifties under his belt as a T20I captain.
Most half-century as captain in T20 International cricket-
- 12 – Virat Kohli
- 11- Kane Williamson
- 10- Aaron Finch
- 9- Eoin Morgan
- 8- Faf Du Plessis
3. Highest Scorer in Full Members T20I series
Virat Kohli has been phenomenal throughout the series. He accumulated 230 runs in 5 T20I matches, the highest in full members T20I series. He also has 9 sixes and 17 boundaries under his belt in the series.
4. Most Runs as Captain in T20I Series
Virat Kohli ended the 5 Match series versus England with a score of 230, which is the highest by any captain in the T20I series.
5. Most Runs Against England
Indian captain Virat Kohli, on Saturday needed just 55 runs to become the highest run-getter against England in men’s T20Is. After hitting 80* off 52, Kohli now has 577 runs, most by any player against England. He surpassed Australia skipper Aaron Finch (550 runs) to claim the record.