ICC T-20 WC IND vs PAK: This Diwali Belongs To ‘Virat Kohli’

ICC T-20 WC IND vs PAK: This Diwali Belongs To 'Virat Kohli'
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IND vs PAK: India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets. Man of the Match Virat Kohli‘s 82* half-century at Melbourne Cricket Ground packed with 90,293 fans. The heartbeat of the fans of India and Pakistan was getting faster with every ball, the match was going this side and sometimes that side. Then what happened in the last over gave the Indians a great opportunity to celebrate Diwali. Value for money match was in the name of Team India. As soon as the Indian team won by 4 wickets, the entire stadium resonated with Kohli-Kohli.

Last Ball Match

Now let’s talk about the biggest match of the T20 World Cup or rather how it ended. India needed 48 runs in the last 3 overs. In the 18th over, Kohli hit three fours off Shaheen’s balls and 17 runs were scored in this over. In the 19th over, Haris Rauf did very well in the first four balls, but the deafening sixes that Kohli hit on the last two balls rocked the whole stadium. Now 16 runs were needed off the last 6 balls and Mohammad Nawaz had the ball in his hand. 16 runs were scored in this over and 2 wickets fell.

Virat Kohli’s Heroic Innings

Virat Kohli, who scored 82* off 53 balls, was the man of the match. He won this award the most times in the T20 World Cup. Kohli broke the record of Chris Gayle, Mahela Jayawardene, and Shane Watson five times each in the most Man of the Match.

Data status

Kohli completed 501 runs against Pakistan in the World Cup. The first player to score 500+ runs against any one opponent in the tournament.

Kohli became the highest scorer 24 times 50+ in ICC tournaments. Sachin broke the record 23 times.

Hardik Pandya became the first Indian to complete 1000 runs and 50 wickets in T20.

This was Rohit Sharma’s 34th match in the T20 World Cup. He became the Indian to play the most matches in the World Cup.

2nd match: Sri Lanka beat Ireland, Mendis (68*) Player of the Match

Spinners and Mendis helped Sri Lanka win by 9 wickets. The Sri Lankan bowlers did not give the Ireland batsmen a chance to openly shoot. Spinners took 5 wickets. Due to this Ireland’s team was stopped for 128 runs for 8 wickets.

The top order gave a good start to Sri Lanka, chasing the target. Kusal Mendis scored 68* off 43 balls. In the 15th over, he hit his third six and gave Sri Lanka victory. Sri Lanka not only got two points but its net run rate became 2.467. Mendis was the player in the match. Ireland’s Dockrell Kovid was positive but came to play under the new ICC rules, Sri Lanka’s Mendis-Dhananjaya shared a 50-ball 63 partnership for the first wicket. Dhananjay got out after scoring 31 runs. Then Mendis won the team with Aslanka (31 *) adding 70 * runs in 40 balls for the second wicket. Mendis scored his second consecutive fifty.

South Africa has a chance to hit a winning six against Zimbabwe

South Africa will face Zimbabwe on Monday. South Africa will go on to hit a winning six against Zimbabwe. Both teams will face each other for the sixth time. South Africa has won all the previous matches. African batsman Hendrix has added 296 runs in 6 matches and Rosso has added 231 runs in the same match.

At the same time, Raza of Zimbabwe has scored 404 runs in 10 matches, while Williams has scored 207 runs. African pacer Ngidi has taken 15 wickets in 9 matches and Shamsi has taken 11 wickets in 7 matches, while Zimbabwe’s Raza has taken 12 wickets in 10 matches and Muzarbani has taken 9 wickets. At the same time, in the 17th match, Bangladesh will face the Netherlands.