5 times Virat Kohli led from the front to guide India to memorable wins in T20Is

Overall, Kohli has captained India in 45 T20Is with the side winning 27 out of those. India only lost 14 T20Is under Kohli while two games were tied and two matches had no results.

By Rajan Nath - September 17, 2021 3:09 pm

Virat Kohli has led India to some memorable wins in the shortest format of the game and while he is set to step down as T20I skipper after the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman, let's have a look at some thrilling victories under his leadership.

India vs Australia, 2nd T20I in Sydney in 2020

Virat Kohli smashed 40 off 24 balls as India defeated Australia by six wickets to win the T20I series. Australia had set a huge target of 195 but the then Indian skipper despite a slow start rose to the occasion and led from the front to take the visitors home.

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India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I in Hamilton in 2020

Opting to bat, India had lost three wickets for 96 in 11 overs. Kohli smashed 38 off 27 balls to take India to 179. The Indian skipper might not have played some breathtaking shots but his calm approach helped India reach 179 in 20 overs. New Zealand scored 179 in 20 overs and the game went to Super Over with India coming out triumphant.

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India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I in Wellington in 2020

New Zealand managed to reach 165 in 20 overs. Kohli might not have played a good knock but the thrill and aggression he brought on the field were enough for the visitors to be charged up for another exciting Super Over. India again defeated New Zealand in Super Over to register a noteworthy win.

India vs England, 3rd T20I in Bristol in 2018

This is one of the most memorable T20I wins under Kohli's captaincy. Chasing 199, Kohli came out to bat when India was 62-2 in the sixth over. While Rohit Sharma smashed a sensational ton, Kohli accompanied the opening batsman with a 29-ball 43 before getting out. India chased down the target with 8 balls left as Kohli added another win to his cap.

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India vs England, 2nd T20I in Nagpur in 2017

While opening for India, Virat Kohli didn't have a good time with the bat as he scored 21 off 15 balls but the skipper did impress with his captaincy skills. Chasing 145 in 20 overs, England were cruising towards victory but Kohli didn't give Jasprit Bumrah the ball in the middle overs and saved his two for the death.

Overall, Kohli has captained India in 45 T20Is with the side winning 27 out of those. India only lost 14 T20Is under Kohli while two games were tied and two matches had no results.

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