India have defeated Afghanistan by 101 runs in their final match of Asia Cup 2022 and more importantly Virat Kohli has achieved the feat of smashing 71 centuries in international cricket. Surprisingly Rohit Sharma rested himself and KL Rahul lead India in T20Is for the first time.
Initially, Afghanistan winning the toss invited India to bat first and they posted a big total of 212/2 with the help of Kohli's sensational 122 runs and KL Rahul's 62. Initially, Kohli and KL Rahul's 119-run opening partnership set the stage for them completely and Afghans didn't get any opportunity to apply breaks on Indian batters.
Afghanistan have been restricted to a below par total of 111/8 as Bhuvneshwar Kumar was breathing fire with the ball and ended up with bowling figures of 5/4 finally. Virat Kohli's maiden T20I century literally killed the momentum of tired Afghan players and became the talking point of cricketing world today. India despite not entering of Asia Cup 2022 final have made a exit on a very high note and here in this article we will have a look at some of the numbers and stats that has been broken by Kohli and other players today.
2 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar became first Indian bowler to pick two five-wicket haul in men's T20I.
Best bowling figures for India in men's T20I:
Deepak Chahar - 6/7 vs BAN in Nagpur, 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal - 6/25 vs ENG in Bengaluru, 2017
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 5/4 vs AFG in Dubai, 2022
Most wickets for India in men's T20I:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 84
Yuzvendra Chahal - 83
Jasprit Bumrah - 69
Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes highest wicket-taker for India in men's T20I.
4 - Virat Kohli became 4th player after Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Rohit Sharma to smash more than 1000 runs in Asia Cup overall. Currently, Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer for India in Asia Cup.
Most runs by a batsman in Asia Cup (ODIs + T20Is):
Sanath Jayasuriya - 1220
Kumar Sangakkara - 1075
Virat Kohli - 1042
Rohit Sharma - 1016
6 - KL Rahul became 6th player to lead India in all three formats of the game in international cricket.
Players to lead India in all three formats in men's cricket:
7 - Virat Kohli became 7th batsman to smash 24,000 runs in international cricket.
Most runs in international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 34357
Kumar Sangakkara - 28016
Ricky Ponting - 27483
Mahela Jayawardene - 25957
Jacques Kallis - 25534
Rahul Dravid - 24208
Virat Kohli - 24002
10 - Virat Kohli became 10th batsman to smash more than 100 sixes in T20Is.
Most sixes in men's T20Is:
Martin Guptill - 172
Rohit Sharma - 171
Chris Gayle - 124
Eoin Morgan - 120
Aaron Finch - 117
Paul Stirling - 111
Evin Lewis - 110
Colin Munro - 107
Virat Kohli - 104
David Warner - 100
13 - Virat Kohli has joint-most (13) MoM awards with Mohammad Nabi in T20Is.
Most Man of the Match award in T20Is:
Mohammad Nabi - 13
Virat Kohli - 13
Shahid Afridi - 11
Mohammad Hafeez - 11
Rohit Sharma - 11
33 - Virat Kohli (33) has most fifty-plus scores in T20Is now.
Most fifty-plus scores in men's T20I:
Virat Kohli - 33
Rohit Sharma - 32
Babar Azam - 27
David Warner - 23
Martin Guptill - 22
Most fifty-plus scores in men's international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 264
Ricky Ponting - 217
Kumar Sangakkara - 216
Jacques Kallis - 211
Virat Kohli - 195
Rahul Dravid - 194
101 - India defeated Afghanistan by a margin of 101 runs today.
Largest margin of win for India in men's T20I:
143 runs vs Ireland in Dublin, 2018
101 runs vs Afghanistan in Dubai, 2022
93 runs vs Sri Lanka in Cuttack, 2017
122* - Virat Kohli's (122*) is the highest individual score by an Indian in T20Is.
Highest score by an Indian batsman in T20Is:
Virat Kohli - 122* vs AFG in Dubai, 2022
Rohit Sharma - 118 vs SL in Indore, 2017
Suryakumar Yadav - 117 vs ENG in Nottingham, 2022
Virat Kohli became first player to smash a century in Asia Cup T20I format.
1020 - After 1020 days Virat Kohli smashed a century in international cricket.
Players to smash centuries in all three formats for India in international cricket:
Most centuries in international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar - 100
Ricky Ponting - 71
Virat Kohli - 71