India vs Australia: Virat Kohli hit his 25th T20I fifty within the third T20I in Sydney on Tuesday.© AFP
India skipper Virat Kohli has equalled the document for many half-centuries within the shortest format of the sport. Kohli achieved the feat towards Australia when he reached his 25th half-century within the third and last T20I on the Sydney Cricket Floor on Tuesday. The Indian skipper has equaled Rohit Sharma’s tally of most fifties in T20I as each have 25 fifties underneath their belt. Whereas Kohli reached the milestone in his 79th innings, Rohit had taken 100 innings to smash his 25th half-century within the shortest format of the sport. Australia opening batsman David Warner is third on the listing having registered 19 fifties whereas Eire’s Paul Stirling is on the fourth spot.
Kohli’s half-century on Tuesday went in useless as Australia secured a 12-run victory over India within the third T20I. Whereas India had already received the three-match T20I collection after profitable the primary two video games, Australia received the final recreation to keep away from a whitewash.
India will now play a four-match Take a look at collection towards Australia which will get underway on December 17. The primary match might be a day-night affair and Kohli will head again residence after the primary Take a look at as he has been granted paternity go away by the BCCI.
Rohit’s availability for the Take a look at collection can be not clear as his health might be reassessed on December 11 on the Nationwide Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
In the meantime, India A and Australia A lately squared off in a three-day observe recreation and that led to a draw. Cameron Inexperienced scored a century for Australia A within the first innings, whereas Ajinkya Rahane did the identical for the guests within the first innings.
The Indian staff and Australia A will face one another in one other practice-game, starting Friday.
Nevertheless, this match can be performed underneath lights and it will likely be a pink-ball contest.
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