Australia declared their innings on 270 for 8 on the fourth day. Along with this, India were challenged to a massive 444 runs to win the World Test Championship title. Virat Kohli, the explosive batsman from the Indian team, performed a special feat while chasing this challenge. He became the fifth Indian batsman to do so. He made it to the list of legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid. Let’s know about his record…
Virat Kohli’s record
The explosive batsman Virat Kohli, who is considered among the legendary batsmen of the world, was at number four in India’s second innings on the fourth day of the WTC Final match. This time Virat scored two runs off the first ball of Nathan Lyon bowling the 23rd over and completed 10 runs. With this he did a special feat. Virat completed 2000 runs against Australia. He became the fifth Indian player to score 2000 runs against Australia.
Before him, Sachin Tendulkar is the top scorer in Tests against Australia. He has scored 3630 runs against Australia. Also, in second place is VVS Laxman who has scored 2434 runs. Rahul Dravid at the third position has scored 2143 runs, Cheteshwar Pujara at the fourth position has scored 2074 runs. (Most Runs in Test by an Indian against Australia Virat Kohli 5th Indian)
Indian batsmen with most Test runs against Australia
3630 runs- Sachin Tendulkar
2434 runs- VVS Laxman
2143 runs- Rahul Dravid
2074 runs- Cheteshwar Pujara
2001* Runs – Virat Kohli
Such a record of Virat
Additionally, Virat Kohli became the second Indian batsman to score more than 2000 runs in both Tests and ODIs against Australia. Sachin had done this before him. Also, former West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards and former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes also scored more than 2000 runs in ODIs and Tests against Australia.
Players who scored 2000 runs in Tests and ODIs against Australia
Sir Vivian Richards
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