Virat Kohli Slams His 23rd T20I Fifty During India vs West Indies 1st T20I, Becomes Second Batsman to Complete 2500 Runs in the Shortest Format
Virat Kohli (Photo Credits: Twitter / @BCCI)

Another day in the office and another prestigious landmark for Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper mustered his 23rd T20I fifty in the 1st India vs West Indies T20I and becomes the second batsman after Rohit Sharma to complete 2500 T20I runs. Chasing a total of 208 runs, Virat came into bat at number three after the departure of Rohit. He got the support of KL Rahul and the duo stitched a substantial partnership and helped India cross the 100-run mark. Rahul, eventually, was dismissed at 62 but Kohli is still out in the middle and will look to guide their side over the line. India vs West Indies Live Cricket Score 1st T20I Match.

Virat is already the number-one ranked batsman in Test and ODI and is eyeing the pinnacle spot in the shortest international format too. At present, the veteran is looking all set and will eye to add many more runs to his tally. He went to the fifty run landmark with a glorious six over long-off and is not done yet. The Men in Blue currently placed at the driver’s seat and are likely to clinch the match as well. India vs West Indies, 1st T20I 2019: Shimron Hetmyer's Maiden T20I Half-Century Guides Visitors to 207/5.

Early in the match, India only won the toss and elected to ball first in Hyderabad. West Indies’ batsmen put up a spectacular batting show and mustered 207 runs in the first innings. However, India have also got off to a great start and start and will aim to clinch the encounter and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.