Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli equals record with fifty against Pakistan
Asia Cup 2022, India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli equalled the record for most fifties in T20Is against Pakistan with a half-century in Dubai in the Super Four phase of Asia Cup 2022.
When India faced Pakistan in the Asia Cup match, Kohli dropped anchor for India from No.3 and scored his 32nd T20I fifty to lead India to their second-highest T20I total.
In spite of India losing Rahul soon after Rohit’s wicket, Kohli came in and got off to a strong start, getting to 15 off 10 balls after Rohit and KL Rahul put on a brilliant fifty-run first wicket stand.
After Suryakumar Yadav and other easy wickets, Kohli adopted a more cautious strategy. With making quick runs between the wickets to maintain the total.
Back to back half-centuries for @imVkohli 👌👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 4, 2022
He was run out by an Asif Ali direct hit in the last over, finishing on 60. After reaching his half-century with a six against Mohammad Hasnain.
The fifty was Kohli’s fourth in T20Is with Pakistan. At the same location and during the same ICC Men’s T20 World Cup game last year. He also scored a half-century against Pakistan.
In men’s T20Is versus Pakistan, Kohli has the joint-most fifty-plus scores of any player. The other players with as many fifty-plus scores against Pakistan in T20 Internationals are Aaron Finch, Kane Williamson, Kevin Pietersen, and also Martin Guptill.
A total of 406 runs against Pakistan, the most by an Indian player against Pakistan in T20Is, at an average of 67.66. And a strike rate of 119.06, indicate Kohli’s outstanding run against Pakistan.