Virat Kohli Fifties vs. Australia ODI Series: The Indian team had to lose the ODI series against Australia 2-1. With this, Team India reached the second position in the ICC ODI rankings. While the Australian team managed to clinch the number 1 crown. In the third ODI, apart from Virat Kohli, neither batsman was able to play a grand innings and the Indian team lost the match by 21 runs, but even after the defeat, Kohli achieved a great record. Let’s know about it.
Virat Kohli did amazing
Virat Kohli made a serene start to the third ODI against Australia, throwing punches all over the place. He scored 54 runs off 72 balls, which included 2 fours and 1 six. He is at number three in terms of scoring the most in a half century against Australia. This is Kohli’s nineteenth 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 a match-high 24 half centuries against Australia.
Players over the age of 50 in ODIs against Australia:
Sachin Tendulkar – 24 years fifties
Vivian Richards – 23 years fifties
Virat Kohli-19 fifties
Desmond Haynes – 19 fifties
Brian Lara – 18 fifties
Rohit Sharma-16 fifties
The Indian team was defeated
The Indian team won the first ODI by 5 wickets but after that the Australian team came back strongly 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. The Indian team batsmen were unable to play big innings even after a good start. The loss against Australia before the ODI World Cup is a revelation for the team’s management.