India chased down 208, the mark set for them by West Indies in the 1st T20 in Hyderabad on Friday, smashing numerous records along the way. West Indies had set India a massive target but Virat Kohli (94* off 50) and KL Rahul (62 off 40 balls) assisted to bring about the light of the task. India eventually won by 6 wickets and 1.2 overs to spare.
Kohli, whose 94 off 50 balls led India to a 6-wicket victory, had a run-in with Kesrick Williams throughout India’s batting innings. As Kohli would disclose after the match, the two have a bit of history from a 2017 match.
The duel exploded in Williams’s next over – the 16th over – with India still needing 54 from 5 overs.
The first ball was smashed for four over the bowler’s head for four. The next ball was flicked for a six on the leg side, as the West Indies players stared in amazement at the ease with which Kohli had pulled off the shot.
It was then that Kohli brought out the notebook celebration, making the Hyderabad crowd go wild, as Kesrick Williams looked on in amusement.
India were always in touch with the required run rate in their chase, despite facing a mountain of a run chase, but things exploded to life when Virat Kohli decided to take matters into his own hands in the last quarter of the second innings.