Virat Kohli wins battle against Kesrick Williams: The Indian captain played a blinder of an innings in the series decider in Mumbai.
During the third T20I of the ongoing West Indies’ tour of India at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India captain Virat Kohli scored his 24th T20I half-century to propel his team to 240/3 in 20 overs.
Having once again demoted himself to No. 4, Kohli walked in to bat soon enough as wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was dismissed without scoring.
Having hit a six off West Indies spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. on the fifth delivery that he faced, Kohli was cleared his intentions quite early in the innings. In the following over bowled by West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder, Kohli hit him for a couple of fours and a six.
The 16th over of the Indian innings was the first one when Williams bowled to Kohli. An exceptional over saw the bowler giving away only three runs against Kohli and India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul.
On the fourth delivery of Williams’ last over, Kohli hit a six over long-on which was followed by him being in awe of his own shot. Having won this battle against Williams, Kohli was seen continually gesturing towards Williams who was fielding at short fine-leg in the next over.
Virat Kohli wins battle against Kesrick Williams
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After being put in to bat by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, the home team scored a monumental total on the back of individual half-centuries from vice-captain Rohit Sharma (71), Rahul (91) and Kohli. Having scored 70* (29) with the help of four fours and seven sixes, Kohli’s strike rate of 241.37 was the best among Indian batsmen.
How Twitter reacted:
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Virat Kohli in the morning on Instagram.
🥰 ❤️ 👩❤️👨 🏩 ♥️ ❣️ 💝 💘 😍
Virat Kohli in the evening on cricket field.
🤬 🏏 🤫 👿 👺 🆘 😠 😤 ✌️
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 11, 2019
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