India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni hit 50th career sixes in T20 Internationals

first_imgBrief scores – India 190/4 (20 overs) against Australia in Bengaluru. Kohli (72*), Rahul (47), Dhoni (40), Behrendorff (1/17). Scorecard | Live BlogVirat Kohli and MS Dhoni both hit their 50th sixes in T20 Internationals during India’s second and final match against Australia in Bengaluru. Kohli scored the 20th fifty of his T20I career and added 100 runs for the fourth wicket with Dhoni after India slipped into a spot of bother following Rishabh Pant’s exit.India ended up with 190 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets with Kohli remaining unbeaten on 72 while Dhoni made 40 off 23 balls after Australia elected to bowl first at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.MS Dhoni was playing his 98th T20I while Virat Kohli was playing in his 67th.Rohit Sharma, who was rested for the second T20I, has the most sixes in the format by an Indian. In fact, he needs just two sixes to go past Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle as the man with most sixes in T20 Internationals.Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are now among five Indians with 50 plus sixes in T20 Internationals.Rohit Sharma leads the pack with 102 sixes while Yuvraj Singh has 74 sixes under his belt in T20 Internationals. Suresh Raina has 58 sixes in T20Is.Virat Kohli was rested for the final two ODIs and the entire T20I series against New Zealand. He returned to action in the first T20I against Australia in Vizag but scored only 24. Meanwehile, MS Dhoni was criticised for his go-slow approach; he managed only 29 not out off 37 balls. India lost the game by three wickets despite a heroic effort by the bolwers.advertisementOn Wednesday, KL Rahul helped India off to another blazing start with a 26-ball 47 even as Shikhar Dhawan seemed to struggle at the other end. Rishabh Pant fell for 1 before MS Dhoni joined Virat Kohli in the middle.There was talk of a flat pitch before the match but experts felt it was not very easy to bat on. However, Kohli and Dhoni used their experience and showed their class as India finished with a strong total in the series decider.Also Read | India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan 6th Indian to feature in 50 T20IsAlso Read | Sanjay Manjrekar, Aakash Chopra question India’s team selection in 2nd T20Ilast_img

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