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Virat Kohli surpasses Chris Gayle to create new T20 World Cup record

Meanwhile, with that 82-run knock against Pakistan, Virat Kohli has scored 308 runs in five innings against Pakistan in the Men’s T20 World Cup history. Virat Kohli surpasses Chris Gayle to create new T20 World Cup record

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 25.10.2022
Virat Kohli surpasses Chris Gayle to create new T20 World Cup record

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While India have made an incredible start in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 by beating Pakistan in a thriller, Virat Kohli did not only play one of the best knocks in T20I history, but he also managed to create some top records.

Melbourne hosted that India vs Pakistan match (Group 2 of Super 12), where Pakistan scored 159/8 in 20 overs after they were sent to bat first.

Though India once went down to 31/4, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya’s incredible 113 runs partnership helped them to return to the game. In the end, Kohli’s heroic 82 not out off 53 balls (6 fours and 4 sixes) guided his nation to win that game on the final ball of the match.

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Virat Kohli: Leading T20I run-scorer

During that innings, Kohli surpassed his teammate Rohit Sharma (3741 runs) to become the new leading run-scorer in T20I history. At the end of that game, Kohli scored 3794 T20 runs in 102 innings.

Virat Kohli surpassed Chris Gayle in most runs against a team in Men’s T20 World Cup history

Meanwhile, with that 82-run knock, Kohli has scored 308 runs in five innings against Pakistan in the Men’s T20 World Cup history. The right-handed Indian batter has scored four half-centuries against Pakistan in the Men’s T20 World Cup history.

During that innings, Kohli broke West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle’s record of most runs against a team in the Men’s T20 World Cup history. The Caribbean left-handed batter scored 289 runs against Australia in the Men’s T20 World Cup.


Top five most runs against a team in Men’s T20 World Cup history

Player (Team)

Runs scored

Opposition

Virat Kohli (India)

308

Pakistan

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

289

Australia

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

238

West Indies

David Warner (Australia)

226

West Indies

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

226

New Zealand

 

First non-Australian batter to score 500+ T20I runs in Australia

On the other hand, Virat Kohli also became the first non-Australian batter and fourth overall cricketer to score 500 T20I runs in Australia. At the end of that innings, he scored 533 T20I runs in 11 innings.


Batters with 500 T20I runs in Australia

Player (Team)

Runs

Aaron Finch (Australia)

1038

David Warner (Australia)

938

Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

692

Virat Kohli (India)

533

 

Third leading run-scorer in Men’s T20 World Cup history

Also, Kohli comfortably surpassed Rohit Sharma (851 runs) once again to become India’s most run-scorer in Men’s T20 World Cup history. While Kohli has scored 927 runs in this competition's history, he is now the third most run-scorer in this tournament's history.


Top five leading run-scorer in Men’s T20 World Cup history

Player (Team)

Runs

Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

1016

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

965

Virat Kohli (India)

927

Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

897

Rohit Sharma (India)

851

 

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