Virat Kohli led India to its sixth consecutive T20I series win after India beat England 2-1 at Bristol. India beat England by 7 wickets in the decider. Rohit Sharma (100*) starred with the bat, as Hardik Pandya ended up with career-best 37/4 in his stipulated 4 overs.
After India won the all-important decider, Virat Kohli took to Twitter to congratulate his team and lauded the hard-work that went behind the success. His tweet read, “Such a great feeling to have played with such talented team mates and win the series in a great style. Time to celebrate now!”
Asked to bat by Indian skipper Virat Kohli, England got off to a belligerent start, thanks to Jos Buttler (30) and Jason Roy (67). But once they departed the going got difficult for the English batsman, who at one stage was threatening to score in excess of 225. In the end, they have to be satisfied with 198. A 56-ball 100 and good support by Virat (43) from the other end ensured India goes over the line and make history on English soil.
Rohit on went on to become the fifth batsman in the history of T20I cricket to breach the 2000-run-mark. He also equaled Colin Muro with 3 T20I centuries, the joint highest.
And then the other record.
Virat Kohli and Co. would have dearly hoped for a near-perfect start like this to the long three-month English cricket summer.