Virat Kohli sets another world record; becomes the first player in the history
The second semi-final between India and England is underway at the Adelaide Oval. Jos Buttler won the toss and chose to bowl first. Batting first, India reached a competitive score of 168/6 in their first innings.
And once again, it was former Indian captain Virat Kohli who played a key role in helping India regain control after some wickets in the middle. Virat scored the fourth half-century in the ongoing tournament and made 50 runs off 40 balls, with four boundaries and one six.
With this innings, Virat also became the first player to reach the 4000-run mark in the T20 internationals. He is also the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament as well. During his innings, Virat also surpassed the former Sri Lanakn skipper Mahela Jayawardene to register his records with a speacial feat in T20 World Cup.
The former Indian captain has hit 100 fours in the T20 World Cup, making him only the third player in history to do so. Apart from Jayawardene, former Sri Lankan opener Tillakratne Dilshan has also hit 100 fours in the T20 World Cup.
The former Indian captain continued his form and scored his fourth fifty of the competition. With this half-century, Virat became only the first batter to score four or more half-centuries in a single edition of the T20 World Cup twice. He previously did it in the tournament's 2014 edition.
Apart from Virat, Hardik Pandya also scored a brilliant half-century and made 63 off 33 balls, with four boundaries and five sixes. Hardik helped India reach the score of 165 plus. and score some quick runs. For England, Chris Jordan picked up three wickets.
Pakistan has already qualified for the final with a win over New Zealand in the first semi-final on Wednesday. And the winner of the second semi-final between India and England will join Pakistan in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.