ICC World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli Becomes The First Captain To Score Five Straight Fifties
Indian captain Virat Kohli has now become the first captain to score five consecutive fifties in the World Cup. Kohli has been in sublime form in the World Cup and he is going to hold the key in India’s run-chase against England. The talisman right-hander had scored 82 runs against Australia in India’s second World Cup game.
Subsequently, Kohli scored 77 runs against arch-rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester. The right-hander scored another good knock of 67 runs versus Afghanistan. Furthermore, Kohli scored 72 runs against West Indies.
Now Kohli has gone past the 50-run mark against England. In fact, it is seldom when Kohli doesn’t convert his fifty into a hundred. Kohli generally goes on to make a big score if gets off to a good start and he never throws away his wicket. However, Kohli is yet to score a century in the ongoing World Cup.
Kohli is the most consistent batsman in the world and his records are a testimony for the same. In fact, Steven Smith had also scored five consecutive fifties in the 2015 World Cup. However, he wasn’t Australia’s captain in the previous edition.
Kohli is going strong against England and he is going to hold the key for the Indian team. The talisman batsman will aim to get India over the line.
On the other hand, England has posted a huge score of 337 runs after their skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first. Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy gave a perfect platform to the side as they added 160 runs for the opening partnership.
Roy scored 66 runs whereas Jonny Bairstow went on to score his first World Cup hundred. Ben Stokes played a good knock of 79 runs to help England boost to a total of 337 runs.
Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped a five-wicket haul.