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India vs England: Kohli Equals Williamson's Record Of Most Fifties As Captain

Virat Kohli equaled the record of New Zealand's Kane Williamson for the most number of fifties as T20I captain when he registered his 11th in-charge of India in the third T20I against England in Ahmedabad.

India vs England: Kohli Equals Williamson's Record Of Most Fifties As Captain

Virat Kohli was India’s standout batsman in the third T20I against England in Ahmedabad scoring almost half of his team’s total in an otherwise disappointing batting effort. Kohli scored a masterclass 77 off just 46 deliveries helping India to 156 and gave their bowlers something to defend. As it turned out that total was well below par and Jos Buttler hammered England to a thumping eight-wicket victory. However, the Indian captain did equal a world record during the course of his innings.

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Kohli equalled the record of New Zealand’s Kane Williamson for the most number of fifties as T20I captain. The Indian skipper registered his 11th fifty as captain in just 41 innings. Williamson has also registered 11 half-centuries in-charge of New Zealand but in 49 matches. Australia’s Aaron Finch follows with 10 fifties in 44 matches as skipper. Eoin Morgan (9 in 53 innings) and Faf du Plessis (8 in 40 innings) complete the top five.

In terms of aggregate runs as captain, Kohli is at number two (with 1421 runs) only after Finch who has an aggregate of 1462 runs as Australia’s T20I captain. Williamson (1383), Morgan (1317) and Du Plessis (1273) follow.

Kohli, of course has the highest batting average of 47.36 as captain of the Indian T20 unit. He is followed by Babar Azam (44) and interestingly Rohit Sharma (41.88). Quinton de Kock with an average of 41.6 and Finch (37.48) make the top five.

Kohli is one the greatest batsmen in the history of T20I cricket and recently became the first batsman to reach the 3000-Club in the format. He has an aggregate of 3078 runs in 82 matches at an average of 52.16 and strike rate of 138.96. His efforts include 27 fifties.

He has been in breathtaking form in the series with two successive fifties. However, he will be under pressure to deliver in the fourth T20I in Ahmedabad on Thursday as a loss would mean a rare series defeat for India in the format.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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