India Captain Virat Kohli has proudly became the first batsman to score 3000 runs in Men’s T20I Cricket. He achieved this remarkable feat in the 2nd T20I between India & England in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
Virat Kohli was already the leading run scorer in the T20I format in Men’s Cricket before the match. Only two other cricketers have score more than 3000 runs in T20I format but both in women’s cricket. Suzie Bates (3301 runs) of New Zealand and Stefanie Taylor (3062) of the West Indies are the others to achieve this feat.
Virat’s Innings of 73 runs off 49 balls comprising of 5 fours & 3 sixes helped India level the five match T20I series at 1-1 by winning the second T20I by seven wickets. Target of 165 runs to win the 2nd T20I was easily chased by India with more than two overs to spare. Virat Kohli now has 6001 runs scored from 87 T20Is making his debut in the format in Zimbabwe in the year of 2010. India had faced a humiliating lost in the first T20I by massive eight wickets with their batsmen failing to execute their plans aptly of playing the match aggressively.
However in the second match India was successful in executing those plans perfectly as Ishan Kishan made a half century at the top of the order. Ishan Kishan started his attack from the start even as he lost his opening batsman KL Rahul for a duck. He hit 56 runs off 32 balls comprising of 5 fours & 4 sixes which helped India to make the most of the Power play. Rishabh Pant then scored 26 runs off 13 balls to take the match out of England’s grasp.