Virat Kohli has dismissed all the talks regarding his poor form with the bat with two back to back half-centuries in the second and third game of the ongoing T20 series between England and India. He struck a valuable 73-run knock off 49 balls in the second T20 and with that completed 3000 runs in T20 cricket.
Virat Kohli made another record in the following game on Tuesday. He scored a 46-ball 77 and with that, he drew level with Kane Williamson for the most number of half-centuries in T20 cricket. Virat Kohli has now the joint-most number of half-centuries (11) in T20 cricket along with Kane Williamson.
Kohli played a sensational knock of 77 runs off just 46 balls on Tuesday to take his team to a competitive 156-run total in the first innings. His knock, however, went in vain as England chased the total quite easily in 18.2 overs. Jos Buttler top-scored with the bat for England.
He got going right from the onset of the innings and made sure he took the team over the line without much fuss. He scored 83 runs in just 52 balls, including five fours and four sixes.
Jonny Bairstow too played an unbeaten 28-ball 40 as England won the game by 8 wickets. England bowlers too bowled wonderfully, especially in the powerplay. Mark Wood sent both the openers inside five overs as India endure one of the worst starts in the series. Apart from Virat Kohli, no one made a substantial contribution.
India will have to win the fourth T20I on Thursday if they want to stay alive in the series.