Virat Kohli played a splendid knock of 72 not-out as the Indian skipper powered the Men in Blue to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 international on Wednesday.
With the superlative knock, Kohli broke a plethora of records as the Indian skipper continued to amaze cricket fans with some sensational batting. Kohli smashed three sixes and four boundaries in his innings as he tormented the South African bowlers with his striking ability.
Kohli was awarded his 11th man of the match award after an awe-inspiring knock against South Africa, which helped him equal Afridi (11) on the second number in the all-time list after Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi (12).
With his match-winning knock, Kohli overtook Rohit Sharma to become the batsman with most runs in T20I cricket. Kohli now has 2441 runs from 71 matches as he took his T20I average past 50 runs once again.
Virat Kohli went onto to register his 22nd half-century in T20Is and surpassed Rohit’s tally of 21 fifties. Kohli now has most 50+ scores in the shortest form of the game.
Kohli also became the only batsman to have his batting average above 50 in all three formats of the game in the course of his spectacular knock against South Africa. Kohli now averages 53.14 in Tests, 60.31 in ODIs and 50.85 in T20Is. This is not the first time Kohli has achieved this feat. He averaged over 50 in three formats even last year.
India secured a seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20I here at PCA Stadium. The first T20I was abandoned due to rain and with this victory, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.