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AUSvsIND: 10 Interesting Records from the 2nd T20I

AUSvsIND: 10 Interesting Records from the 2nd T20I: It’s the third consecutive win for Team India in this tour of Australia and with this they sealed the T20I series with an unassailable lead of 2-0. MS Dhoni seemed to regain his old shape during India’s commending performance against the home team whose batting collapsed in the middle overs for the second time in a row. Let’s have a look at the interesting records broken and created during the 2nd T20I.

Virat Kohli now averages 50.65 in T20I, which is best among the cricketers who have played at least 20 innings.

  1. Virat Kohli is the first Indian to smash two fifties in a T20I bilateral series. His scores were 90* and 59*.


  1.  Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s 97-run partnership is the highest opening stand at the MCGand 2nd highest for India after Gautam Gambhir and Virendar Sehwag’s 136 runs.


  1. This is the first instance of Indian team winning a bilateral series in any format against Australia down under.


  1. MS Dhoni is the only Indian skipper to win 2 series in Australian soil – CB series 2008 and KFC T20I series 2016.


  1. MS Dhoni has surpassed Kumar Sangakkara’s record (139) for most stumping in international cricket across all the formats. MSD effected his 140th stumping off Jadeja’s bowling to send James Faulkner to pavilion.


  1. Virat Kohli has scored six 50+ scores in this tour of Australia (7 innings).Only Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar has scored 6 six 50+ scores but in 14 and 11 innings respectively.
  2. India scored 184 today, which is the highest total at the MCG in a T20I game. Previously the highest score was 182 by Australia against South Africa.


  1. In today’s match, openers from both the teams put up the partnership of 50+, which is the first such occasion in the history of T20Is.


  1. 18 number of times Australia have failed to chase down a target of 160 or more in a T20I game. Australia were asked to chase 160+ target on 19 occasions and they could win only one game – the semi-final of the 2010 World T20 against Pakistan where Mike Hussey’s masterclass took them over the line.


  1. Virat Kohli now averages 50.65 in T20 Internationals, which is best among the cricketers who have played at least 20 innings.



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