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Virat Kohli becomes top scorer in T20 World Cup history | Cricket News

ADELAIDE: Virat Kohli’s return between runs at the on-going T20 World Cup in Australia earned him another world record when he became the top scorer in T20 World Cup history in India’s Group 2 match against Bangladesh in Adelaide on Wednesday.
When Virat hit his 16th run en route to his unbeaten half-century, he went past former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene’s 1,016 runs in T20 World Cups. This was also Kohli’s third half-century of this four-game edition of the tournament.
Jayawardene had scored his 1,016 runs in 31 innings, while Kohli crossed that line in his 23rd innings in T20 World Cups. Kohli now has 13 half-century T20 World Cup to his credit.

Kohli scored 64 out of 44 balls on Wednesday, leading India to an impressive 184/6 against Bangladesh, who had won the toss and opted to bowl first.
Kohli is now the leading run scorer in T20 World Cups (1065), T20Is (3932) and IPL (6624).
Most runs in T20 World Cups

Virat Kohli (IND) 23 1065 89* 88.75 132.46 0 13
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 31 1016 100 39.07 134.74 1 6
Chris Gayle (WI) 31 965 117 34.46 142.75 2 7

Kohli was the top scorer of the T20 World Cup in 2014. In the five T20 World Cups in which he played, Kohli scored his runs with an average of 88.75 and a strike rate of 132.46.
The former India captain warned India’s opponents in this T20 World Cup with a sensational 82-run knock in India’s win over Pakistan in their opening match in Melbourne.

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