Mohali: Indian skipper Virat Kohli played a splendid knock of 72 not-out to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 international on Wednesday. With the superlative knock, Kohli broke records by becoming the only batsman to have his batting average above 50 in all three formats of the game.
The Indian skipper who tormented the South African bowlers with his striking ability, received his 11th man of the match award. He overtook Rohit Sharma to become the batsman with most runs in T20I cricket with his match-winning knock. He also went onto to register his 22nd half-century in T20Is and surpassed Rohit’s tally of 21 fifties
This is not the first time Kohli has achieved this feat as he averaged over 50 in three formats even last year. Kohli now has 2,441 runs by playing 71 matches as he took his T20I average past 50 once again.
India won the match by seven-wickets over South Africa in the second T20I here at PCA Stadium after the first match got abandoned due to rain. With this victory, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.