Virat Kohli becomes first player to score 3000 runs in T20I, Ishan Kishan becomes only second Indian to score 50 on T20I debut

The five-match T20I series between India and England is currently poised 1-1.
Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 15 March 2021 11:24 am

During the second T20I between India and England, the hosts while chasing a modest total of 165 lost Rahul cheaply for a duck. However, debutant Ishan Kishan and skipper Virat Kohli had a 94-run partnership in the 9 overs and helped the cause for Team India. Winning the toss and opting to bowl first, England suffered an early jolt as Jos Buttler (0) was sent back on the very third ball of the innings. Although Jason Roy (46) and Dawid Malan (24) shared a 63-run partnership, before Chahal trapped Malan for an LBW in the ninth over. Wickets followed and England was 130 for four in the 15th over. Indian bowlers brilliantly set-up the innings as they only conceded 34 runs in the next five over, restricting England for 164/6.

For the Indian innings, opener KL Rahul couldn’t stay long at the crease off Sam Curran. But Virat Kohli and debutant Ishan Kishan stood for the side to level the series 1-1.

Let us look at some of the milestones achieved in the second T20I

2: Ishan Kishan scored a fifty and became second Indian player to score fifty on his debut game itself and fourth Indian player to score fifty in debut innings.

Indian players to get 50 on their debut innings

R.Uthappa vs Pak, in WT20 2007 [Debut match got abandoned]
Rohit Sharma vs SA, in WT20 2007 [Didn’t get a chance to bat in his debut game]
Ajinkya Rahane vs Eng, 2011
Ishan Kishan vs Eng, 2021*

26: Virat Kohli registered his 26th fifty in T20I and currently he has most fifty-plus scores in T20I.

Most 50+ scores in T20I

Virat Kohli: 26*
Rohit Sharma: 25
David Warner/ Martin Guptill: 19
Paul Stirling: 18

3: Virat Kohli became only the third captain to score 12,000 runs in international cricket after Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting.

8: Ishan Kishan overall became 8th opening batsman to score fifty in T20I debut

Openers to score 50 in T20I debut

Graeme Smith vs NZ, 2005
Devon Smith vs Eng, 2007
Junaid Siddique vs Pak in WT20 2007
David Warner vs SA, 2009
Aaron Redmond vs Ire, 2009
Ajinkya Rahane vs Eng, 2011
Anton Devcich vs Ban, 2013
Ishan Kishan vs Eng, 2021*

3000: Virat Kohli has become the first player in the T20I history to score 3000 runs.

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