Highest run-getter in T20Is, 50-plus average across formats: Key stats from Kohli’s 72* in Mohali
Skipper Virat Kohli led India to a resounding seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 International with an unbeaten 72-run knock as the hosts took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series in Mohali on Wednesday.
Kohli (72 not out off 52 balls), who made a memorable 82 not out in his last T20I on this ground more than three years ago, helped India chase down the modest target with consummate ease, getting the team home in 19 overs.
India were always in control of the chase despite losing Rohit Sharma (12 off 12) early. The only disappointment on the night for India was perhaps the dismissal of Rishabh Pant (4) who threw away his wicket again. India were cruising when he came into the middle and it was an ideal platform for Pant to take the team over the line alongside his captain. It was an innocuous ball from debutant spinner Bjorn Fortuin but Pant hit it straight to the short fine-leg fielder Tabraiz Shamsi.
Earlier, South Africa captain Quinton de Kock (52 off 37) and debutant Temba Bavuma (49 off 43) played impressive knocks but India managed to limit South Africa to a below-par total. South Africa did not get the final flourish they were looking for.
During the course of his match-winning innings Kohli crossed a few milestones, as you expect him to these days.
Here are the statistical highlights of the match:
- Kohli became the highest run-getter in T20 internationals with 2,441 runs. He is locked in a battle with teammate Rohit Sharma, who was out for 12 and has 2,434 runs from 97 matches.
Leading run-getters in T20Is
|Player||Matches (inns)||Runs||HS||Ave||SR||100s/ 50s|
|V Kohli||71 (66)||2441||90*||50.85||135.91||0/22|
|RG Sharma||97 (89)||2434||118||32.45||136.66||4/17|
|MJ Guptill||78 (75)||2283||105||33.57||132.42||2/14|
|Shoaib Malik||111 (104)||2263||75||30.58||124.06||0/7|
|BB McCullum||71 (70)||2140||123||35.66||136.21||2/13|
- Kohli also took his T20I average above 50. He now has a 50-plus average in all three formats.
Virat Kohli's batting averages— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 18, 2019
in Tests: 53.14
in ODIs: 60.31
in T20Is: 50.85
Now the only batsman in international cricket history to have 50+ average in all the three formats!#IndvSA
Virat Kohli has now— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) September 18, 2019
- Most runs in T20Is
- Most 50+ scores in T20Is
- Joint Second most MoM awards in T20Is#IndvsSA
Virat Kohli's averages while chasing:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 18, 2019
ODIs - 68.50
T20Is - 81.23
ODIs - 96.55
T20Is - 111.50#IndvSA
Virat Kohli in T20I cricket:— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) September 18, 2019
While Chasing - 30 innings, 15 fifties, Only three scores < 20
Successful chases - 23 innings, 12 fifties, Only one score < 20#INDvSA
Most 50s in T20Is without a 100+ score— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 18, 2019
22 - Virat Kohli
13 - David Warner
12 - Paul Stirling
11 - JP Duminy
10 - AB de Villers/Mohd Hafeez/H Masakadza/E Morgan/K Perera/Babar Azam/M Samuels#IndvSA
#KingKohli scores a 50 in a T20I chase— Victor Tarapore (@VictorTarapore) September 18, 2019
Should we be surprised? 🤔
In terms of proportion of 50+ scores in T20I chases (min. 10 inns), Virat Kohli is FIRST.
Every SECOND innings in T20I chases has been 50+!!
Sample size: 195 players!#MakeStatsGreatAgain#INDvSA#INDvsSApic.twitter.com/A5SLUK1nfR
Most Man of the Match awards in T20Is:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) September 18, 2019
12 - Mohammad Nabi
11 - VIRAT KOHLI*
11 - Shahid Afridi #IndvsSA
(With PTI inputs)