Team India defeated Australia by six wickets in the third and final T20I match of the three-game series on Sunday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. First to strike, Australia posted a 187 goal, with Tim David and Cameron Green scoring 54 and 52 respectively. Later, Team India chased the goal with a ball over with the help of a fiery collaboration between Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav. Kohli and Suryakumar crushed 63 and 69 respectively, while Team India claimed a six-wicket win. The knock made Kohli the second batter to complete 16,000 runs in international white-ball cricket.
In 369 games in the white-ball format, Kohli has completed 16,004 runs at an average of 55.95. He has 44 centuries in white ball cricket along with 97 half centuries.
So far, he has played 262 ODIs and scored 12,344 runs, with 43 Centuries and 64 Half Centuries. On the other hand, he has played 107 T20Is and scored 3,660 runs. Kohli also became the second highest run scorer in the history of white ball cricket.
The first batter in the world to achieve the feat of 16,000 runs in white-ball cricket was former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, who played 463 ODIs and scored 18,426 runs. He only played 1 T20I game in his career and scored 10 points.
During the match, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli played punches of 69 and 63 respectively as Team India chased the goal of 187 to win the third T20I by six wickets to take the series 2-1.
Previously, Tim David and Cameron Green had scored 54 and 52 respectively to help Australia to 186/7 in 20 overs. For India, Axar Patel returned with three wickets.
Team India will then face South Africa in a three-game T20I series, which begins on Wednesday.
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