Super 4 India vs Pakistan Live: Virat Kohli brings up fifty with a six; Check out Kohli’s record against Pakistan

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And once again Virat Kohli stood up for the team in the significant game against Pakistan. Virat Kohli smashed marvellous fifty against Pakistan and more surprisingly smashed a massive six to bring up his half ton. In the ongoing Asia Cup tournament, Virat Kohli started off his journey after a long break, scoring a crucial knock of 35 runs in the first game. Virat assited Suryakumar Yadav’s dominating innings against Pakistan by scoring 59* runs. In the ongoing clash Virat, until now (at the time of writing) remains not out and will be looking to end it promisingly.

Before this match, Kohli  played 8 innings in total against Pakistan, scoring 346 runs at an average of 68.75. Along with winning three Player of the Match awards, Kohli has three half-centuries against Pakistan. His strike rate, which is 118.25, is the one thing here that is a touch lacking.

In fact, of all the batters in the game, Kohli has the best batting average in T20Is against Pakistan. Kevin Pietersen of England comes in second on the list with a score of 69.60, followed by David Miller (45.42), Eoin Morgan (35.58), and Aaron Finch (34.64).

In the shortest format, Kohli is the only Indian batsman to score 200 runs or more against Pakistan. Yuvraj Singh (155) and Gautam Gambhir are next to him (139).

Virat has won a total of five Player of the Match accolades, the most among Indians, in Asia Cup and ICC competitions (including T20Is and ODIs).