Australia vs India: Virat Kohli completes 22,000 runs in International cricket

Australia vs India: Virat Kohli completes 22,000 runs in International cricket

Sydney: India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday added one other feather to his prestigious cap as he accomplished 22,000 runs in worldwide cricket. Kohli achieved the feat in opposition to Australia within the second ODI of the three-match sequence at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Playing in his 250th ODI, the right-handed batsman was 78-run away from the milestone mark earlier than the sport. Kohli now has 11,977 runs in ODIs, 7,240 in Tests, and a pair of,794 in T20Is.

Kohli all the time thought to be the chase-master has the most effective common amongst batters whereas chasing the goal in limited-overs. The 32-year-old has performed 86 Tests and 82 shortest format video games up to now for India.

Kohli performed a knock of 89 runs together with two sixes and 7 fours within the ongoing sport in opposition to Australia. In pursuit of 390, India have misplaced 4 wickets up to now. Men in Blues` hopes to recover from the road is alive as Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are presently main the run-chase.

Earlier, Steve Smith and David Warner performed knocks of 104 and 83 respectively as Australia posted a complete of 389/four in opposition to India. Opting to bat first, Australia as soon as once more obtained off to a flier as Warner and Aaron Finch hammered the Indian bowlers throughout the park.

Both batters went previous their 50-run mark and the duo stitched collectively a partnership of greater than 100 runs for the third consecutive time in ODI cricket.

The duo went on to kind a partnership of 142 runs and it was Mohammad Shami who lastly ended Finch`s (60) stint on the crease within the 23rd over. Soon after, Warner (83) was additionally despatched again to the pavilion through a run-out within the 26th over, and this decreased Australia to 156/2.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith obtained collectively on the crease and the duo ensured that the facet does no more wickets in a cluster. Smith introduced up his century within the 41st over of the innings.

This was Smith`s second consecutive century in opposition to India. However, Smith (104) was despatched again to the pavilion within the 42nd over by Hardik Pandya and this introduced an finish to a 136-run stand between Smith and Labuschagne.

In the ultimate eight overs, Labuschagne and Maxwell added 93 extra runs to Australia`s whole and in consequence, the facet posted a complete of greater than the 380-run mark. Labuschagne was dismissed after enjoying a knock of 70 runs whereas Maxwell remained unbeaten on 63. (ANI)

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