India captain Virat Kohli was in hot form as he smashed a breathtaking 72 against Australia during the 2nd T20I at Chinnaswamy Stadium. He hit six sixes in his innings. But what caught our attention was his onslaught on Nathan Coulter Nile, whom he smashed for a hattrick of sixes in the 16th over of the match. The first six came off his legs, the Aussie strayed on his legs as Kohli flicked it for a six towards deep mid-wicket. The second one was over extra cover and the third one, he came down the track and flicked it for a six over deep mid-wicket.
Here is the video:
Kohli joined Rohit Sharma to register the most number of 70+ scores in T20I cricket apart from equalling Tillakaratne Dilshan’s record of hitting most boundary fours (223) in T20Is. The Indian skipper now has six fifty-plus scores against Australia in T20Is – the most for a batsman against an opposition, going past Kusal Perera’s record of five against Bangladesh. He also became the fifth Indian player to hit 50-plus sixes in T20Is after Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.
Kohli, Rahul and Dhoni helped India post 190/4 in 20 overs. At the time of filing the copy, Australia was 115/3 in 14 overs.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Vijay Shankar, Krunal Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Siddarth Kaul
Australia (Playing XI): D Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch (C), Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa