Virat completed this landmark throughout India’s ultimate Super Four conflict in opposition to Afghanistan within the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.
Virat lastly accomplished his much-anticipated 71st century. He smashed an unbeaten 122 in simply 61 balls with 12 fours and 6 sixes.
Now, Virat has a complete of 104 sixes, which is the ninth-highest in T20I cricket.
New Zealand’s Martin Guptill has the very best variety of sixes within the format, with a complete of 172 sixes. He is adopted by Rohit Sharma (171), Chris Gayle of West Indies (124), England’s Eoin Morgan (120) and Australian opener Aaron Finch (117).
Coming to the match, Star Indian batter Virat Kohli accomplished his much-anticipated 71st worldwide century and powered India to an enormous 212/2 of their 20 overs throughout their final Super Four conflict in opposition to Afghanistan on the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 on Thursday.
Put to bat first by Afghanistan, openers KL Rahul and Virat Kohli obtained Team India off to an awesome begin. The working between the wickets by the duo was good as traditional. Openers actually began to open their arms within the third over, with Virat smashing pacers Fazalhaq Farooqi for 2 fours.
From that time on, KL and Virat feasted on Afghan bowlers. Virat Kohli seemed in actually good contact and hit spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman for 2 fours and a six within the sixth over. At the tip of six overs and the powerplay, India stood at 52/0, with Virat (25*) and Rahul (26*) unbeaten.
Virat and KL continued their domination over Afghanistan, even after the powerplay. The duo stored the scoreboard working at pace. At the tip of 10 overs, India stood at 87/0, with Rahul (42*) and Virat (44*).
Virat introduced up his thirty third half-century within the format with a single. KL Rahul helped the crew cross the 100-run mark with a 4 in 11.2 overs and scored one other 4 on the following ball to carry up his fifty.
Medium-pacer Fareed Malik ended the 119-run stand between the duo within the thirteenth over, dismissing Rahul for 62 off 41 balls after the batter was caught by Najibullah Zadran at long-on.
Suryakumar Yadav was subsequent and he began his innings with a six on the very first ball, however Fareed obtained his wicket on the very subsequent ball.
Rishabh Pant was up on the crease. He continued to tick the scoreboard with Virat and took India into the ultimate 5 with out additional injury. At the tip of 15 overs, India was at 134/2, with Pant (6*) and Virat (59*).
Pant and Virat continued their assault on Afghanistan bowlers. Virat was the aggressor and mercilessly hit boundaries.
With two overs to go, Pant-Virat introduced up their 50-run stand. Virat additionally entered into the 90s. Finally, he accomplished his much-anticipated 71st worldwide century and his first in T20Is.India completed its innings at 212/2, with Virat Kohli (122*) and Rishabh Pant (20*). Fareed Malik took 2/57 for Afghanistan.