Australia beat India but Virat Kohli creates big record, becomes fastest to complete 22000 international runs

Virat Kohli Fastest to complete 22000 International Runs : India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday added another feather to his prestigious cap as he completed 22,000 runs in international cricket. Kohli achieved the feat against Australia in the second ODI of the three-match series at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Playing in his 250th ODI, the right-handed batsman was 78-run away from the milestone mark before the game. Kohli now has 11,977 runs in ODIs, 7,240 in Tests, and 2,794 in T20Is.

Kohli, who is regarded as the modern-day chase-master, has the best average among batters while chasing the target in limited-overs.

The 32-year-old has played 86 Tests and 82 shortest format games so far for India.

Most runs in international cricket, Kohli fastest to reach 22000
Sachin Tendulkar – 34,357 in 782 innings
Kumar Sangakkara – 28,016 runs in 666 innnings
Ricky Ponting – 27,483 runs in 668 innings
Mahela Jayawardene – 25,957 in 725 innings
Jacques Kallis – 25,534 in 617 innings
Rahul Dravid – 24,208 in 605 innings
Brian Lara – 22,358 runs in 521 innings
Virat Kohli – 22,011 runs in 462 innings

Kohli, who played a knock of 89 runs off 87 balls that included two sixes and seven fours, was looking all set for his century, but Henriques came up with a special catch off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood to send the Indian skipper back to the pavilion.

In the end, Australia displayed an all-round performance to outclass India by 51 runs in the second ODI of the three-match series.

With this win, Australia has gained a 2-0 unassailable lead in the three-match series. Indian bowlers were once again made to toil hard and as a result, the hosts posted a big total of 389/4.

Steve Smith played a knock of 104 runs while David Warner hit 83 runs. Glenn Maxwell and Marnus Labuschagne also got among the runs for Australia.

India was behind right from the start of the chase, and it was only Virat Kohli and KL Rahul (76) who could salvage some pride with the bat in hand.