Virat Kohli makes yet another record. Virat left behind his vice-captain Rohit Sharma to become the all-time leading run-scorer in Twenty20 internationals. Virat guided India to a fantastic 7-wicket win against Proteas in the second T20I held in Mohali.
Earlier, South Africa started the proceedings well after being put in to bat by Kohli. Captain Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma stitched a partnership of 57 runs but the Proteas then lost wickets in quick succession and were restricted to 149/5 in allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Indian skipper guided India to a comfortable win. India took the 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against South Africa after beating them by 7 wickets in Mohali on Wednesday. Chasing a total of 150, the hosts rode on skipper Virat Kohli’s half-century to go past the line.
Another record broken!— ICC (@ICC) September 18, 2019
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Before this match, Rohit Sharma was the all-time leading run-scorer in Twenty20 internationals. The India opener had 2422 runs from 96 matches at an average of 32.72 while Kohli was second with 2369 runs from 70 matches at a staggering average of 49.35 before this match. But now, Virat is leading the charts with 2441 runs from 71 matches and also took his average over 50 in the shortest format.