New Delhi: Virat Kohli on Sunday surpassed legendary Indian batter Rahul Dravid to develop into the sixth highest run-scorer in worldwide cricket historical past.
The star Indian batter completed this landmark in his aspect’s match in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan at ICC T20 World Cup on the iconic Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG). Within the match, Virat turned again the clock to show shades of his older self, scoring unbeaten 82 off 53 balls with six fours and 4 sixes. His knock helped his aspect clinch a memorable win over their arch-rivals.
Now, Virat is on the sixth place among the many highest run-scorers in worldwide cricket. In 528 matches, he has scored 24,212 runs at a median of 53.80. 71 centuries and 126 half-centuries have come out of his bat, with the very best rating of 254*.
Alternatively, Rahul Dravid has now dropped to the seventh place among the many main run scorers in sport’s historical past. In 509 appearances, Dravid has scored 24,208 runs at a median of 45.41. 48 centuries and 146 half-centuries have been scored by the batting nice, with the very best particular person rating of 270.
Most runs in worldwide cricket are scored by legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar (34,357), adopted by legendary Sri Lankan keeper-batter Kumar Sangakara (28,016), Australian nice Ricky Ponting (27,483), Sri Lankan batter Mahela Jayawardene (25,957) and South African all-round nice Jacques Kallis (25,534).
Coming to the match, with this win, India is at high of Group 2 with two factors.
Put to bat first by India, Pakistan put up 159/8 of their 20 overs. Shan Masood (52) and Iftikhar Ahmed (51) scored strong half-centuries however Pakistan saved dropping wickets constantly. A 76-run stand between Masood and Ahmed was essential for Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya (3/30) and Arshdeep (3/32) shined for India with the ball. Shami and Bhuvneshwar additionally obtained a wicket every.
Chasing 160, India was decreased to 31/4 in lower than seven overs. From then on, Virat and Hardik began to rebuild the sport, placing a 113-run stand. Pandya was dismissed for 40 however Virat ended unbeaten to attain 82 off 53 balls with six fours and 4 sixes to information his staff to a four-wicket win.
Virat obtained the ‘Man of the Match’ for his knock.
Temporary rating: Pakistan 159/8 (Shan Masood 52*, Iftikhar Ahmed 51; Hardik Pandya 3-30) vs India: 160/6 (Virat Kohli 82*, Hardik Pandya 40, Haris Rauf 2/36).