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India ended the Asia Cup with a win against Afghanistan. Team India defeated Afghanistan by 101 runs in the last match of Super Four. The hero of this victory was Virat Kohli. He played an unbeaten innings of 122 runs in 61 balls. Kohli hit 12 fours and six sixes in his innings. During this his strike rate was 200. This was Kohli’s first century in T20 Internationals. At the same time, this was his 71st century in international cricket. Apart from T20, Kohli has so far scored 27 centuries in Tests and 43 in ODIs. Virat Kohli made many records with his century against Afghanistan. Kohli has scored six centuries in this overall T20 ie IPL and international career. He has scored all the centuries as an opener. Kohli scored five centuries in the IPL and one century while opening against Afghanistan. This is also Kohli’s best innings in any T20 i.e. international cricket, IPL and domestic T20 combined. Earlier in T20I, Kohli scored 113 runs in 50 balls against Punjab Kings while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016. The innings played by Kohli is the best innings played by any Indian batsman in T20 Internationals. He broke Rohit Sharma’s record in this matter. Earlier, Rohit had scored 118 runs in T20 Internationals. Aaron Finch of Australia holds the record for the highest score in T20 Internationals. Finch scored 172 runs in 76 balls against Zimbabwe in 2018. Virat Kohli scored 54 runs in 33 balls on spin bowling against Afghanistan. His strike rate against spin stood at 163.63. Kohli hit four fours and three sixes on the Afghanistan spinners. This is Kohli’s most runs in an innings in T20 Internationals against spin.

Virat Kohli has become the highest run-scorer in T20 against Afghanistan. Earlier, England’s Luke Rout had scored 99 runs against him in 2012.


With this century, Kohli equaled former Australia captain Ricky Ponting’s record of international hundreds. Ponting had scored 71 centuries in his international career. He scored 41 centuries in Tests and 30 in ODIs. Ponting played 668 innings for this. At the same time, Kohli has played 522 innings for 71 centuries. Kohli is now just behind former India great batsman Sachin Tendulkar in terms of international centuries. Tendulkar had scored 100 international centuries in his career.

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India ended the Asia Cup with a win against Afghanistan. Team India defeated Afghanistan by 101 runs in the last match of Super Four. The hero of this victory was Virat Kohli. He played an unbeaten innings of 122 runs in 61 balls. Kohli hit 12 fours and six sixes in his innings. During this his strike rate was 200.

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