Virat Kohli goes past Dilshan to become the second highest run-scorer in T20Is

The 2nd T20I between India and New Zealand didn’t go as planned for the men in blue as they lost in a one-sided encounter. But it turned out to be yet another record-breaking outing for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as he went past Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan’s tally of runs to become the second highest run-getter in T20 Internationals.

Kohli’s knock of 65 in Rajkot has taken his tally to 1943 runs from 54 T20Is and he is now only behind former New Zealander Brendon McCullum who has 2140 runs to his name. Virat Kohli is just 197 runs short of becoming the leading run-scorer in the shortest format of the game.

The 28-year-old has a staggering record in the format as he has an average of 53.97 which is by far the highest in the world. He also has notched up 18 half-centuries which are the most by any batsman in the format. The No.1 batsman in ICC T20I Rankings continues to climb up the ladder of success and by the time he finishes, he could well end up well beyond the reach of everyone else.

Leading run-scorers in T20 Internationals

Player Matches Innings Runs Highest Score Average Strike Rate 100s 50s
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) 71 70 2140 123 35.66 136.21 2 13
Virat Kohli (India) 54 50 1943 90* 53.97 137.5 0 18
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) 80 79 1889 104* 28.19 120.54 1 13
Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 63 61 1855 101* 34.35 130.35 1 10
Shoaib Malik (Pakistan) 92 86 1821 75 29.37 117.63 0 6
Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) 58 58 1779 118* 32.34 136.84 1 12
JP Duminy (South Africa) 73 67 1700 96* 36.95 123.9 0 9
David Warner (Australia) 65 65 1696 90* 27.35 139.24 0 12
Umar Akmal (Pakistan) 82 77 1690 94 26.82 122.9 0 8
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 78 75 1672 79* 26.12 135.16 0 10

-Stats as of November 4, 2017

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