Virat Kohli Fifties Against Australia ODI Series: The Indian team had to lose the ODI series against Australia by 2-1. With this, Team India reached the second position in the ICC ODI rankings. While the Australian team was successful in getting the number-1 crown. In the third ODI, apart from Virat Kohli, no batsman could play a big innings and the Indian team lost the match by 21 runs, but even after the defeat, Kohli has made a big record. Let’s know about it.
Virat Kohli did amazing
Virat Kohli made a composed start in the third ODI against Australia, hitting strokes all over the ground. He scored 54 runs in 72 balls, which included 2 fours and 1 six. He is at number three in terms of scoring the most half-centuries against Australia. This is Kohli’s 19th fifty against Australia. While Brian Lara has scored 18 half-centuries in ODI cricket against Australia.
Great record against Australia
Virat Kohli has always done well against Australia. He has so far scored 2172 runs in 46 ODIs against the Australian team, including 8 centuries and 19 half-centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has scored maximum 24 half-centuries against Australia.
Players with most fifties in ODIs against Australia:
Sachin Tendulkar – 24 fifties
Vivian Richards – 23 fifties
Virat Kohli-19 fifties
Desmond Haynes – 19 fifties
Brian Lara – 18 fifties
Rohit Sharma-16 fifties
Team India got defeated
The Indian team won the first ODI by 5 wickets, but after that the Australian team came back with a bang in the series and won the second, third ODI and won the series. Australia won the second ODI by 10 wickets and the third ODI by 21 runs. Team India’s batsmen could not play big innings even after a good start. The defeat against Australia before the ODI World Cup is an eye opener for the team management.