India defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20I at Indore to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. After the first game got washed out in Indore, both the teams headed into the Holkar cricket stadium to taste the triumph, but it was Virat Kohli-led side who registered the victory eventually.
Apart from the win, the Indian captain had another moment to cherish and it was a milestone that he achieved during the match.
In the 17th over of Indian’s innings, Kohli flicked a full delivery bowled on the leg by Lasith Malinga to deep mid-wicket for a single and became the fastest batsman to complete 1000 T20I runs as captain.
Kohli surpassed South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis to reach the incredible feat. The Delhi-born achieved the landmark in 30 innings while Du Plessis took 31 innings to reach the 1000-run mark.
— ICC (@ICC) January 8, 2020
Earlier, after opting to field, the ‘Men in Blue’ restricted visitors to 142, thanks to the outstanding performance by Indian bowlers. In response, KL Rahul (45) exhibited an attacking approach and took India to 54 for no loss in 6 overs.
Later, Kohli (30) and Shreyas Iyer (34) played handy knocks to take India to victory. The Indian captain finished things with a six over deep fine leg.
The third and final match will be played in Pune on Friday (Jan 10).