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Virat Kohli Receives Applause For Blistering Knock In The Third T20
By CricShots - Mar 16, 2021 10:50 pm
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The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli played a classical knock in the first innings of the third T20I of the five-match series between India and England at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. However, the hosts witnessed another poor start as they failed to produce results after England threatened to blow them away with pace upfront.

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Virat Kohli scored a brilliant fifty

However, the Men in Blue managed to put a decent total, in the end, owing to some brilliant batting display by the skipper. Going into the game, Eoin Morgan won the toss and invited Virat Kohli & Co. to bat first. India didn’t get off to a good start as the new opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul flattened on the pitch and both lost their wickets to right-arm quick Mark Wood.

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While Rahul was dismissed for another duck, Rohit also had to go back to the pavilion after adding 15 runs to the scoreboard. Even, Ishan Kishan only managed to score just 4 runs after facing 9 deliveries. Virat Kohli, who walked out to bat at number 4, had a slow start to his innings as he was looking to carry forward to the form he got back in the second T20. He along with Rishabh Pant stitched a crucial 40-run partnership with the latter adding 25 runs but a misjudgment by Kohli resulted in Pant’s dismal run-out.

This was followed by India losing Shreyas Iyer as well in 1the 15th over. Thus far, Kohli remained a constant on one end but had a poor strike-rate as in the first 25 balls he could manage just 24 runs. However, from the 16th over, Kohli decided to go berserk over the England bowlers.

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The batting maestro single-handedly helped India to reach a total of 156 as in the next 21 balls he scored a whopping 53 runs. He played some of the mind-boggling shots which confirmed that he was back at his best. In the end, it was his knock that helped India to post a competitive total with Virat Kohli scoring 77* off 46 deliveries at a stunning strike-rate of 167.39.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Kohli’s knock:

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