T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli's stellar knock against Pakistan helps him register numerous milestones

Virat Kohli scripted quite a few records during his scintillating knock which made the chase even more memorable for Indian fans all around the world.

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Virat Kohli showed nerves of steel as he helped India chase down a daunting total of 160 against arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening fixture of Super 12 in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. India bowled exceedingly well upfront as Arshdeep Singh removed both Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan cheaply inside the powerplay.

But Pakistan showed signs of resurgence and two valiant fifties from Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed helped them to reach 159 for the loss of eight wickets in their quota of 20 overs.

Chasing 160, India were in trouble early as they lost skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul without enough runs on the board. India then had their hopes pinned on Suryakumar Yadav but he also perished in the powerplay. Indian management then sent Axar Patel in the middle ahead of Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to help Virat but an unfortunate run out ended his short stay at the crease.

Virat then teamed up with Hardik to register a 113-run stand and brought India close to victory. With 16 needed off the last over, the onus was on Virat to finish the game for India and he didn't disappoint either. He scored an unbeaten 82-run knock off just 53 deliveries to seal a historic four-wicket win for India.

Virat's stellar knock helps in setting up a plethora of records

Virat also scripted quite a few records during his scintillating knock which made the chase even more memorable for Indian fans all around the world.

With his unbeaten 82-run knock, Virat Kohli is now the leading run-getter with 3794 runs in T20 internationals. He surpassed Rohit Sharma’s tally of 3741 runs. Virat was also awarded the Player of the Match (POTM) for his incredible knock and he now has won the most POTM awards (14) in T20Is. He went past Mohammad Nabi’s tally of 13 POTM awards.

Virat's stellar knock saw him become the joint-top alongside Kane Williamson with most 50-plus scores (5) against Pakistan in T20Is. Kohli also recorded the highest individual score of 82* for India against Pakistan in a T20 international. He also occupies the second spot for his knock of 78* in Colombo in the year 2012.

Virat is known for his charismatic displays against Pakistan and he did the same today. Kohli has now amassed 308 runs in five innings at a staggering average of 308.00 with four half-centuries against Pakistan in T20 World Cups.