Virat Kohli ends century drought, smashes maiden T20I ton in India vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Super 4 match
Virat Kohli reached his first international century since November 2019, as he reached the 3-discern mark towards Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022.
Team India’s big name batter Virat Kohli ended the look ahead to an international century, reaching the 3-determine mark in opposition to Afghanistan within the Asia Cup Super 4 fit in Dubai. Kohli reached his hundred in 53 balls, continuing on his magnificent run of form on account that his go back to Team India in the continental tournament. Before the century knock, Kohli had scored fifties inside the Asia Cup as nicely (fifty nine* against Hong Kong and 60 in opposition to Pakistan).
Kohli’s ultimate century in international cricket came in November 2019 towards Bangladesh; closing month, the batter had endured 1000 days with out a ton. The century towards Afghanistan was Kohli’s 71st global hundred, as he equalled Australia’s batting fantastic Ricky Ponting. Only Sachin Tendulkar (a hundred worldwide centuries) stays ahead of the former India captain now.
In the sport against Afghanistan, Kohli opened the innings along stand-in skipper KL Rahul as Rohit Sharma become given relaxation in the game. This changed into the first time Kohli got here as an opener in T20Is considering the fact that March 2021, whilst he had forged a brilliant ninety four-run stand with Rohit; it turned into a good better trip for the former Indian captain this time, as he cast a 119-run stand with Rahul, who also scored a much-needed half of-century (62 off 40 deliveries).
Kohli commenced aggressively in his knock, racing to his half-century in 32 deliveries. Following the quick dismissals of Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav (6), the 33-12 months-vintage batter readjusted his game along Rishabh Pant, resorting to singles and doubles thru the middle-overs earlier than upping the ante towards Afghanistan pacers. He ultimately reached his century within the nineteenth over of the game with a six in opposition to Fareed Ahmed – this changed into his maiden T20I hundred.
Kohli in the end remained unbeaten on 122 runs off sixty one deliveries, smashing 12 fours and 6 sixes en route to his century knock.
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