T20 World Cup 2022: 3 Records Virat Kohli Broke During India vs England Semifinal
Even though Virat Kohli had another phenomenal T20 World Cup 2022 as he finished as the top-scorer in the tournament with 296 runs from 6 innings, he had to return home dejected as India was walloped in the semi-final by England, who registered an emphatic 10-wicket win while chasing 169 to send Rohit Sharma’s side packing.
After the loss of an early wicket, and with Rohit Sharma struggling at one end, Kohli kept the runs and boundaries coming in from his end before Hardik Pandya took over with his late lusty blows. The 34-year-old former India skipper scored 50 runs off 40 balls with the help of 4 fours and a six, playing his part in holding the innings.
However, his and Pandya’s half-centuries went in vain as Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49) stunning gunned down the target with four overs left.
Nonetheless, Virat Kohli broke these 3 records during his half-century against England in the semi-final:
Virat Kohli recorded his 200th 50-plus score across formats
Kohli recorded four half-centuries in the tournament - against Pakistan, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and in the semi-final against England - and even remained unbeaten in 3 of them.
The fifty vs England was Virat Kohli’s 200th 50-plus score across the three international formats, becoming only the second Indian batsman to achieve this comprehensive record, behind Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 264 50+ scores in international cricket.
Kohli has converted 71 out of 200 50-plus scores into centuries, while Tendulkar converted 100 out of his 264 50+ scores into hundreds.
Ricky Ponting has 217, Kumar Sangakkara has 216 and Jacques Kallis has 211 such 50+ scores in international cricket.
Kohli broke Tendulkar’s record of the most 50-plus scores in World Cup tournaments (ODI & T20)
Virat Kohli is a run machine when it comes to World Cup events. Kohli is the third-highest run-scorer in the history of World Cups (ODI and T20I). Now, he has 2171 runs in the two types of World Cup events, scored in 51 innings at a terrific average of 60. Sachin Tendulkar with 2278 runs at 56 leads the list followed by Sangakkara, who amassed 2193 runs at 41.
Kohli, though, has the most 50+ scores in World Cup history now. With 4 fifties in this T20 World Cup 2022, Kohli has now notched up 22 50+ scores in World Cups, going past Tendulkar’s tally of 21 such 50+ scores. Kohli has hit 2 centuries and 20 fifties while Tendulkar had 6 centuries and 15 fifties in World Cups.
Virat Kohli has made the most 50-plus scores in Australia in T20I format
Virat Kohli’s success with the bat in Australia is well, especially in the shortest format. But it is also striking to learn that he has even better numbers in Australia than many Australians!
With 4 half-centuries in the T20 World Cup 2022, Virat Kohli now has 9 50+ scores in T20Is in Australia - the most by any player. Aussie openers Aaron Finch and David Warner have 8 such scores in Australia each.
While Kohli has played only 16 T20I innings in Australia, in which he’s raised 9 fifties, Finch and Warner have played 43 and 31 T20I knocks in their home country and still have one 50+ score less than Kohli. Kohli’s average is 74 in this country in the shortest format, whereas the two Aussie openers average less than 40 each.