The India skipper was just 72 runs behind the milestone; and with his unbeaten knock of 73 runs, which helped India register an emphatic seven-wicket win, Kohli completed 3,000 runs in the format internationally.
He now has 3,001 runs from 87 T20Is.
New Zealand’s Martin Guptill is second on the list of leading run-getters in T20I cricket, having scored 2,839 runs in 99 matches. India’s Rohit Sharma is third in the list with 2,773 runs in 108 matches.
Apart from Kohli, it was opener Ishan Kishan’s innings that helped India chase down the target of 165 runs in the 19th over of their innings. Kishan (56) scored a magnificent half-century on his debut.
Brilliant win #TeamIndia 🇮🇳Congrats skipper @imVkohli for completing 3000 T20I runs and to @ishankishan51 for an a… https://t.co/gmoRVztFRU
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) 1615746456000
With this win, the hosts levelled the five-match series 1-1.
The third T20I will be played on Tuesday.