India skipper Virat Kohli continued great run with the bat as he scored a well-anchored knock of 92 runs against Australia in the 2nd ODI of the 5-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday.
Kohli fell short of just 8 short of his 31st century and if he has done that then he would have surpassed former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting (who has 30 centuries to his name in 375 ODIs). It was only the sixth time that Virat has got out in the nervous nineties, thanks to a great bowl from Nathan Coulter Nile.
Interestingly this is one record of Sachin Tendulkar that Kohli is still behind. Tendulkar has been dismissed for an incredible 18 times in the nervous nineties. Kohli had smashed 8 boundaries in his 107-ball knock before getting out in the 37th over. Kohli
Kohli scored 1092 runs in 23 innings against Australia which include five centuries and five fifties against Australia. So far in 196 ODIs, Kohli has gathered as many as 8679 runs at an average of 55.63. He has recorded 30 ODI hundreds and 45 fifties.
After winning the toss, Virat Kohli opted to bat first. However, things were going pretty well before Kohli’s dismissal but soon after that Indian innings faced a collapse and they only managed to get bundled out for 252 in 50 overs.