The right handed Virat Kohli made a debut in T20 against West Indies. though he came in as middle-order batsman, he has scored over a 1000 runs in the T20 cricket. Virat played brilliantly against Pakistan and Australia.He did not open the innings today. Sharma and Dhavan opened the innings today.
Sharma was looking impressive early on as he manged to knock Indians in he early overs of the innings for 31. Sharma faced 20 balls and batted brilliantly with a strike rate of 155.
Dhawan could not support well and got out only for 5 runs. It was only and all Virat Kohli after that. He remained not out at 90 after facing 55 balls. Kohli made his tremendous half century and then kept on scoring like a rocket. First man Sharma was gone at a total of 40. Virat Kohli came at one down in the innings to support the not out batsman on the other end. Accroding to Ravi Shastri, today it iwas expected from India to play a good innings.
Sharma looked like he was going to finish his half century. But that was not possible because the clever bowler Watson deceived him as he got caught by the hand sof Faulkner.
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Virat made it look so nice. He batted with the strike rate of 163.63.Two huge sixes were smashed out of the ground by the aggressive Kohli as predicted by Ravi Shastri. Then he smashed Australian bowlers all around the park with 9 boundaries. Taite , Richardson and Faulkner tried to stop him but all did not succeeded.
The third wicket of Raina fell at 175 total in the 20 th over. Kohli was doing the damage and still did not stop. The captain Dhoni came to support him for only 3 balls and he was explosive also. He batted with a run rate of 366.66.Dhoni made 11 runs for just three balls to support Kohli. India managed to get the huge total of 188.