Virat Kohli, the star Indian batsman, became the second player to reach 16,000 runs in white-ball international cricket on Sunday.
During the third T20I match against Australia in Hyderabad, Kohli attained this milestone.
The “Chase Master,” Virat Kohli, was in full flow during the game, alternating between the roles of attacker and anchor as needed. In 48 balls, he scored 63 runs, including three fours and four sixes. His strike rate, which was 131.25, was also rather good.
Suryakumar Yadav (69) and Kohli had a fantastic partnership that was worth 104 runs.
Kohli has now scored 16,004 runs in ODI and T20I matches. These runs were scored across 352 innings in 369 matches of white-ball cricket, averaging 55.95. In white-ball cricket, he has scored 44 hundreds and 97 half-centuries.
In 262 ODIs, he has amassed 12,344 runs at an average of 57.68. His bat has produced 43 centuries and 64 half-centuries, with the highest individual score of 183.
He has 3,660 runs at an average of 50.83 in 107 T20I games. In the shortest format, Kohli has amassed one century and 33 half-centuries, with a high of 122*.
Additionally, Kohli ranks second all-time in runs scored in white-ball cricket.
Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar became the first player in white-ball cricket to reach 16,000 runs.
Tendulkar participated in 463 ODIs in total, hitting 18,426 runs at a 44.83 average. His bat produced 49 centuries and 96 half-centuries, with a top total of 200*.
On the other side, he only scored 10 runs in the one T20I the Master Blaster played.
In total, Sachin has amassed 18,436 runs at an average of 43.58 in 464 white-ball games.
In their 20 overs for the third T20I against Australia, the visitors scored 186/7. They got off to a fast start to to Cameron Green’s 52 off 21 balls.
However, after that, spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (1/22) and Axar Patel (3/33) assisted the Men in Blue in a comeback, limiting the Australians’ run flow and leaving them at 117/6 after 13.5 overs.
Then, Tim David (54) and Daniel Sams (28*) put up a 68-run stand to help the visitors reach 186/7 in their 20 overs. Axar was India’s standout ballplayer and kept up his strong series performance. Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Chahal each secured one wicket.
Team India struggled at 2/30 after losing openers KL Rahul (1) and captain Rohit Sharma (17) early in the 187-run chase. After collecting some early runs in his first 20 balls, Virat Kohli anchored the innings while Suryakumar Yadav pounded Australians all around the park to put on a quickfire 104-run partnership in 62 balls.
The stand was broken by Yadav’s dismissal to Josh Hazlewood for 69 off 36. When Virat reached his half-century following that, he attempted to win the match, but was caught by captain Aaron Finch off a Sams delivery for a solid 63 off 48. With one ball remaining, India’s Hardik Pandya (25* off 16 balls) hit a four to win the game for his team. Team India’s innings came to an end at 187/4, and they won the match by six wickets.
Australians’ Sams (2/33) bowled well. Pat Cummins and Hazlewood each claimed a wicket.
For his fifty, Suryakumar Yadav was named “Man of the Match.”