Cuttack. Virat Kohli has been rested for the T20 series against South Africa. The second T20 match between India and South Africa (IND vs SA) is to be held in Cuttack today. South Africa is leading 1-0 in the 5-match series. But today is a special day for Kohli. He played his first T20 International match today in 2010 and led the team to victory while remaining unbeaten. After this, he created history by making many records with the bat. In such a situation, it is expected that in the second T20 today, one of the fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh can get a chance to make an international debut.
In that match played between India and Zimbabwe in 2010, the hosts could not make a big score. In this match played in Harare, Zimbabwe had scored 111 runs for 9 wickets while playing first. Chamu Chibhabha scored the highest 40 runs. Apart from this, Craig Irwin also contributed 30 runs. For India, fast bowler Vinay Kumar took 3 wickets for 24 runs. Ashok Dinda and Pragyan Ojha also took 2-2 wickets. R Ashwin and Piyush Chawla got one wicket each.
4 wickets fell for 48 runs
In reply, Team India did not start well. The team had lost 4 big wickets for 48. Opener batsman Murali Vijay 5 and Naman Ojha could only make 2 runs. Captain Suresh Raina, who landed at number-3, scored 28 and Rohit Sharma had scored 20. After this, Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan gave the team victory by making an unbeaten half-century partnership. Kohli remained unbeaten on 26 off 21 balls. Hit 3 fours and a six. At the same time, Pathan was not out after scoring 37 runs in 24 balls. He hit 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Have scored more than 10 thousand runs
33-year-old Virat Kohli has scored 3 thousand runs in T20 Internationals. So far only 3 batsmen in the world have been able to do this. He has scored 3296 runs in 89 innings of 97 matches at an average of 52. Has hit 30 half-centuries. He played the biggest innings of 94 not out. Looking at his overall T20 performance, he has scored 10614 runs in 325 innings of 342 matches at an average of 40. Has scored 5 centuries and 78 half-centuries. That is, 83 times he has played an innings of more than 50 runs. So far, only 7 batsmen in the world have been able to score more than 10 thousand runs in T20.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 12, 2022, 15:35 IST