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Virat Kohli took just 37 innings to overtake MS Dhoni's tally.

  • 29 Jan 2020 18:30:27

Virat Kohli on Wednesday outperformed MS Dhoni to turn into the main run-scoring skipper for India in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Kohli accomplished this accomplishment during his 38-run thump in the third T20I against New Zealand in Hamilton. Kohli took only 37 innings to surpass Dhoni's count of 1,112 runs as T20I commander. South African Faf du Plessis drives the outline with 1,273 runs and he is trailed by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson who has 1,148 races to his name as chief in briefest arrangement.

Virat Kohli and records have gotten synonymous to one another as of late as each opportunity Indian captain turns out to bat he is consistently inside contacting separation of breaking a few or the other record.

In the match, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got India off to a flying beginning as they included 69 runs in powerplay - that too without losing any wicket.

Rohit Sharma scored a rankling 50 years to push the hosts on the backfoot. In any case, New Zealand bowlers expelled Rahul and Rohit in the ninth and eleventh over separately to bring their side back in the game.

India's ploy to advance all-rounder Shivam Dube at No. 3 didn't turn out as he got out inexpensively for only three runs.

Kohli and Shreyas Iyer gave strength to the Indian innings and took them near 150-mark yet died attempting to switch gears towards the end.

Indian captain withdrew in the nineteenth over in the wake of scoring 38 off 27 balls. After his expulsion, Manish Pandey (14 off 6) and Ravindra Jadeja (10 off 5) included 18 significant runs in the last over to assist India with posting 179/5.

Hamish Bennett was the best bowler for New Zealand. In the wake of going for bounty in his opening spell, he returned unequivocally in his last spell and came back with figures of 3/54 in his four-over amount.