On 9 November 2022, Pakistan qualified for the final of the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. In Sydney, they managed to defeat New Zealand by seven wickets. So, they will be in action again on 13 November at the MCG in the final. On 10 November, India took on England in another semi-final of the tournament.
The Men in Blue were coming off after being the top team in their group. On the other hand, England were in the second spot in their group. So, fans were hoping for a great show between these sides in Adelaide. Speaking of the match, Rohit Sharma failed to win the toss and England asked India to bat first.
Virat Kohli scored 50 runs off 40 balls against England in the semi-final
Both openers failed again cheaply as they departed early. Fans were hoping to see a fifty again from Rahul after his back-to-back fifties in the last two matches. But, he managed only five runs off five balls. Skipper Rohit Sharma also scored only 27 runs off 28 balls, including four boundaries. But, his strike rate was the issue as he batted at a strike rate of only 96.42. But, Virat Kohli showed his class again in this high-voltage clash. He stabled the innings of India after the departure of both the openers once again.
He scored 50 runs off 40 balls, including four boundaries and one six. Chris Jordan took the wicket of the former Indian skipper. Virat batted at a strike rate of 125. With this inning, he managed to hit four fifty-plus innings in this tournament so far. Another time, he managed to deliver for India in a crucial knockout game. He even became the first player to score 4000 runs in T20Is. Virat Kohli also stitched a 50-plus partnership with Hardik Pandya. After seeing another good inning from Kohli, his fans went crazy. They came up and shared their views on social media platforms.
Here is how fans have reacted to the innings of Virat Kohli against England:
— SahiKaha_isne (@CherrySpeakzz) November 10, 2022
If not for #ViratKohli 's solid innings holding one end…
Even this total wouldn't have been possible…
— Rams (@rams0727) November 10, 2022
Interestingly, he became the highest Run Scorer at Adelaide Oval in T20I surpassing Finch's tally of 190 and completed 1000 boundaries in T20s, earlier during this innings. He is creating a new record every few minutes !! #ViratKohli #INDvsENG #T20WorldCup
— Mustafa Moudi (@Mustafamoudi) November 10, 2022
— Shakeel Khan Khattak (@ShakeelktkKhan) November 10, 2022
— Upadhi Gulati (@UpadhiGulati) November 10, 2022
— शुभाषिनी (@inkandhindi) November 10, 2022
— dhirendra bhardwaj (@whatsdhirudoing) November 10, 2022
— Thums Up (@ThumsUpOfficial) November 10, 2022