Virat Kohli had scored 44 runs by the end of the fourth day’s play.Image Credit source: AFP
New Delhi: Sunday, June 11, will prove to be very important for Indian cricket. Indian team against Australia at The Oval World Test Championship final Will hit the ground on the last day and will try to win the title by scoring 280 more runs. For him, the responsibility of completing this work will be on former captain Virat Kohli, who kept the hopes alive by playing a strong innings on the fourth day and also achieved some special achievements.
Virat Kohli along with Ajinkya Rahane handled the team after Team India fell by 3 wickets in reply to the target of 444 runs on the evening of Saturday 10th June at the Oval in London. Kohli and Rahane shared an unbeaten partnership of 71 runs and reached 164 runs by the end of the day’s play.
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Special position against Australia
Virat Kohli returned unbeaten after scoring 44 runs till the end of the day’s play, which included 7 fours. During this short innings itself, Virat Kohli made some records and achievements in his name. Kohli has crossed the 2000-run mark in the Test against Australia during his innings.
Kohli needed only 7 runs, which he crossed in this innings. Kohli has now scored 2037 runs in 44 innings against Australia and has become the fifth Indian batsman to achieve this feat.
Not only this, Kohli has scored a total of 5028 runs in all three formats against Australia. He has become only the second batsman to do this feat against Australia. Before Kohli, this feat was done only by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 6707 runs with his bat.
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Eyes on Sachin’s record
After doing so much, Kohli is now eyeing Sachin Tendulkar’s record, which he would like to break on the last day. This record is the most runs for India in knockout matches of ICC tournaments. Kohli has so far scored 678 runs in 18 innings and is only 5 runs away from breaking Sachin’s record. Sachin scored 682 runs in 15 innings.
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